One arrested following Jan. 7 shooting

By Aubrey Turner
For the Prosper Press
Bryson Propes

Bryson Propes, 18, was arrested and is being detained in the Collin County Jail in relation to the Jan. 7 shooting in downtown Prosper. Initial reports said there were multiple suspects, but as of Jan. 15 only one arrest had been made.

The Prosper police confirm one injury. The victim has been treated and released. 

Around 5 p.m. Jan. 7, Prosper Police advised the community that there was a shooting in downtown Prosper, near Broadway.  Citizens were told to avoid the area.  As a safety precaution, students still at Reynolds Middle School were placed under lockdown.  

According to the statement, this is an isolated incident involving the shooters who organized the meeting.  It is alleged that illegal narcotics were the basis of the meeting, but the investigation has not confirmed that. 

Prosper police and Prosper ISD are working together to ensure that students feel comfortable returning to school today, following the incident.  While the police have stated that there is no tie to the schools, they are working with Prosper ISD and have an officer present at every campus today. 

According to the Prosper ISD Communications Department, “ the Prosper ISD PD secured the locations within the district that had students, parents, and staff present.  Games that were scheduled to take place yesterday evening at Reynolds were cancelled. Because this happened well past school release time, there was very little student/staff impact.”

Additionally, the school district “the counseling team for any student that was upset by the event.”  

The Prosper Police Department has declined comment on the incident.

Prosper Press will continue to follow the investigation.