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Shooter of Tarrant County Deputy Arrested

Leland Williams

Fort Worth Police and SWAT apprehended 35-year-old Leland Williams on Monday in connection with the shooting of off-duty Tarrant County Sheriff's Office deputy Brent Brown. The incident occurred at the East Fort Worth Credit Union.

Williams faces charges of Capital Murder of a Peace Officer, following an alleged confrontation with Deputy Brent Brown at the Fort Worth Community Credit Union. The 35-year-old suspect reportedly entered the credit union on Monday afternoon, brandishing a handgun in the lobby.

Deputy Brent Brown, who was working an off-duty security assignment in uniform, confronted Williams. An exchange of gunfire ensued, resulting in Deputy Brown sustaining gunshot wounds to the upper chest and lower abdomen. Williams fled the scene on foot but was apprehended after a brief manhunt.

Law enforcement located Williams at a residence approximately half a mile from the crime scene, where he was subsequently taken into custody. Records indicate that he was arrested at his place of residence.

Initially set at $100,000, Williams' bond was later raised to $1 million by Tarrant County judge Tim O'Hare. Judge O'Hare expressed dissatisfaction with the initial bond, stating, "Bond for the suspect in the Deputy Brent Brown shooting has been changed. It is now set at $1 million. The original bond was ridiculously low and totally unacceptable," in a post on social media.

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