Double shooting in Brazos Co. leaves two in critcal condition

POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 4:23pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 4:43pm

BRAZOS COUNTY -- An argument between a couple ends violently after a double shooting in south Brazos County leaves the pair fighting for their lives.

What may have started out as a weekend get-away at a camp house in the country turned into a nightmare late last night when 27-year-old, Cassandra Ross, was shot in the back of the head.

"What they found was a female that was laying in the kitchen," said Brazos County Sheriff ,Chris Kirk. "The kitchen window had been blasted out."

Three other adults and Ross' five year-old daughter were there when it happened and told sheriff deputies they think her estranged boyfriend, 42-year-old Daniel Barker, may have been the shooter because the couple had gotten into an argument the night before.

"Deputies went out to search for him and they actually found him about 250 feet away from the house. He was lying on the ground from a wound in his chest."

And Barker's wound was from the same shot-gun used to shoot Cassandra Ross.

"There's no doubt about his intent in this case," said Sheriff Kirk. "He fired that gun and aimed and struck his target."

Cassandra was flown to the College Station Med and Barker was transported by ambulance.

He was then flown early this morning to a Houston hospital.

Both are in critical condition tonight.

Sheriff Kirk tells us Barker will be charged with aggravated assault but that could change to murder if the victim doesn't survive.


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