TJC Campus Police investigate two incidents involving gun pointed at students

Police continue investigating two gun-related incidents at Tyler Junior College.

TYLER - TJC Campus Police are still investigating two incidents involving guns being pulled on students, which occurred on Sunday morning and Monday evening.

The first incident occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 20. Two residential students reported that a dark Toyota Camry vehicle pulled near them and that a suspect pointed a gun at them and then immediately left the scene. 
 
The incident occurred on the S/R-2 parking lot of the campus. The two students reported the incident initially to Campus Housing and then followed up with a report to Campus Police.
 
The second incident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday. Two TJC students immediately reported to Campus Police that a vehicle pulled alongside them as they exited the Pirtle Technology Center on campus and a suspect in a vehicle pointed a gun at them.
 
"I'm thinking about transferring because of these incidents. It has not happened once. It's happened twice, and it's probably going to happen again,” said TJC student Tyler Roberson.
 
Other students CBS 19 spoke with expressed concerns, but many said they are not worried about their safety on campus.
 
Randy Melton with the campus police said the actors involved have been identified, but names have not been released. He said those involved are also the same actors involved in the Sept. 21 incident at TJC.
 
The charge would be deadly conduct, according to Melton, despite the weapons used.
 
“They are not firearms, but they are BB pistols,” Melton said.
 
The suspects were described as several black males in a dark Toyota Camry. No other details have been released.
 
Melton said once students are able to carry hand guns on August campus, there may be confrontation if an incident like this occurs again.
 
"Conceal carry becomes effective, they're likely to face more resistance, you know, from so called victims,” he said.
 

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