August 8, 2022 3:11 pm

Posted: 17.4.2012 5:06

UPDATE: Deceased suspect Identified in officer involved shooting

Bryan Keith Carnes

Update from MCSO Lt. Dan Norris:

Bryan Keith Carnes, 07-16-1967 (44 YOA) from Willis, Texas, has been identified as the person shot and killed this morning after the pursuit that started in the Willis area.

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 Judge Edie Connelly ordered the body sent to the Montgomery
County Forensic Center for autopsy. The autopsy is scheduled for later today.

The investigation is on-going as investigators examine evidence and conduct interviews and the deputy has been placed on administrative leave as is the case in any officer involved shooting.


Additional information has been released, by Lt. Dan Norris with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

About 12:45 a.m. Willis Police attempted to stop a red pickup truck on FM 1097 near I-45 for running a red light.  When they approached the intersection the vehicle sped up and entered the freeway. A pursuit started. Conroe Police attempted to assist as did DPS by setting up spikes. Near the south side of Conroe the vehicle struck the spikes but continued on. Several more sets of spikes were deployed which flattened three of the suspects tires. The suspect then remotely opened the rear camper shell on his Ford pickup truck and raised a wheelchair lift. He then swung the wheel chair lift out attempting to dislodge the wheel chair into the officers path. This was unsuccessful. The suspect  then struck the wall and lost control bringing the vehicle to a stop on the shoulder of I-45 under the Woodlands Parkway flyover.

As DPS, Willis Officers and deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office along with Shenandoah Police approached the vehicle the suspect opened the door and started yelling to the officers , “shoot me, shoot me, I have a gun”. The suspect then tried to reach under the seat at which point he was shot several times by a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The suspect was transported to Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands where he died.

Only two lanes of Interstate 45 southbound are open as the investigation continues by the Texas Rangers, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

According to LT. Norris the remaining lanes will be closed most of the morning as the investigation continues.Video will be posted later this morning.