Statement from TABC Executive Director Bentley Nettles on Aug. 13 SWAT Standoff Incident at Rockies – College Station
Background: TABC Law Enforcement personnel responded alongside officers from the College Station Police Department following a suspected shooting incident at Rockies, a TABC-licensed business located at 2501 Texas Ave. in College Station.
TABC agents remained on the scene to assist in securing the perimeter during CSPD’s negotiations with the suspected shooter. Agency officials also worked with the business owner to provide police a live-video feed of the interior of the business.
Any breach of the peace at a TABC-licensed business, such as shootings or assaults, are investigated by the agency’s Law Enforcement personnel. TABC officials regularly work with law enforcement to respond to, and investigate, these incidents.
Bentley Nettles, TABC Executive Director:
“We’re grateful to the leadership and officers of the College Station Police Department and the other agencies who responded to this incident. Helping to keep our licensed businesses safe is at the core of TABC’s mission, and we’re proud to work alongside our fellow law enforcement agencies in support of Texans.
I’d also like to thank the owners of Rockies for their cooperation throughout this incident. Each retailer has a responsibility to ensure safety at their business, and the business owner’s willingness to assist police during an incredibly stressful event demonstrates their leadership and dedication to public safety.”
Contact: Chris Porter TABC Public Information Officer (512) 206-3462