Brandon Ray Gonzalez
Hunt County Jail
The accused gunman at an unofficial, unsanctioned off-campus homecoming party for Texas A&M-Commerce has been arrested. Reportedly, authorities booked 23-year-old Brandon Ray Gonzalez, of Greenville, into the Hunt County Jail on a charge of Capital Murder of More than One Person. Gonzalez is accused of killing two men and injuring 12 at “The Party Venue” on Hwy 380 near Greenville. It was around midnight on Saturday. Gonzalez maintains his innocence, and says he was sitting in a car at the Party Venue when the shootings occurred but had nothing to do with the shootings and he does not own a 9mm pistol. Authorities say that is the murder weapon. Officials say of those injured, six were shot and six were trampled or hurt by broken glass as they attempted to get out of the building. One of the injured is in critical condition. The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Kevin Barry, Jr., of Dallas, and 23-year-old Byron Cravens, Jr., of Arlington.