Two people were killed, and a Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office deputy suffered minor injuries during a shootout following a traffic stop Monday.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, Brandon Ray Stansel, 36, and Kelly Danielle Brumley, 40, were killed during the shootout. The deputy, whose name has not been released, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The sheriff’s department reported the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2015 Kia at the intersection of Highway 288b and County Road 687 outside of Angleton. The Kia failed to stop and traveled west on CR 67 before coming to a stop in the driveway of a home in the 200 block of CR 67.
As the vehicle stopped, shots were fired from the vehicle toward the deputy’s patrol car. According to photos released by the sheriff’s office, the patrol car was struck seven times as the deputy tried to exit his vehicle.
All the shots hit the front of the vehicle, most in the front grill.
After getting out of the car, the deputy returned fire in an attempt to stop the attack.
Once the shooting stopped, the two people in the Kia were found deceased.
Judge Jack Brown pronounced the two dead on the scene, and both bodies were sent for autopsy.
The cause of death is pending autopsy results from the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Investigators found Stansel has two outstanding warrants related to weapons charges at the time of the incident, one for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and one for tampering with identification numbers.
Stansel has had multiple previous arrests in Brazoria County dating back to 2005. Among the charges were theft of a firearm and evading arrest.
Brumley also had a lengthy criminal record with Brazoria County, dating back to 2002. Among her charges were theft, endangering a child and hindering apprehension.