Police: Arlington man, 25, arrested in Sunday's shooting at Abilene IHOP
ABILENE, Texas - A 25-year-old Arlington man has been arrested in connection with Sunday's shooting at the IHOP restaurant in Abilene.
Police have identified Brandon Green as the suspected shooter.
The U.S. Marshal's North Texas Fugitive Task Force arrested Green in Arlington. Sgt. Lynn Beard said he will likely be booked into the Tarrant County Jail before being extradited back to Taylor County.
Bond has been set at $250,000. Green is being held on aggravated assault charges. Other charges may follow, Beard said during a news conference.
Green was in town visiting friends and was a member of Dyess Air Force Base at one point in time, Beard said.
About 50 people were reportedly in the restaurant – located in the 3700 block of South Clack Street – when police said the victim, T.J. Carrion, was shot five times.
According to the original news release, an altercation between Green and Carrion took place inside the restaurant just before the shots were fired.
Police said Green reportedly exited the restaurant and headed into the parking lot after the altercation, which was about a girl. Several minutes later – as Carrion was waiting at the restaurant's front door – Green reportedly opened fire. Bullets went through the glass and struck the victim multiple times, police have said.
"The victim retreated inside the restaurant and the suspect continued to fire through walls and windows," the original release said. "The business was hit in multiple locations with bullets traveling into the common dining area."
No other injuries were reported.