Police Respond To Seven Discharged Firearms Calls and Arrest Two over Weekend

Broderick Taray Mathis

The San Marcos Police Department responded to seven separate discharged firearms calls between Saturday, Oct. 10, at 9 PM and Sunday, Oct. 11 at 5 AM.

Most incidents occurred at large parties, with one resulting in the arrest of two individuals.

Tyrian Kier Brown (10/16/96) of Glenn Heights, TX, was arrested for Deadly Conduct and Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence while his brother Broderick Taray Mathis (02/09/1993) of San Marcos, TX, was arrested for Assault Family Violence and Criminal Mischief.

Tyrian Kier Brown

On Sunday at approximately 1:08 a.m., SMPD was dispatched to building 5 at The Cedars, 1101 Leah Avenue, in response to multiple calls of shots being fired and people screaming and yelling.

After investigating, officers determined that Tyrian Brown was involved in a physical altercation with his brother Broderick Mathis when Brown produced a .380 pistol and fired twice into the air.

Brown then hid the weapon in the parking lot under an uninvolved vehicle and picked up one of the shell casings while his brother punched the rear window out of a nearby SUV. 

Brown and Mathis were transported to the Hays County Jail for booking and magistrate with Brown posting a $10,000 bond and Mathis being released on his own recognizance.

Public Help Requested

SMPD is asking the public for help in identifying any of the suspects involved in the remaining six-weekend discharge of firearms calls. 

These acts appear to be a new “fad” among partygoers in San Marcos; however, knowingly discharging a firearm at or in the direction of one or more individuals or a habitation, building, or vehicle that is occupied is considered Deadly Conduct, a third-degree felony. 

If convicted, this charge could result in a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years of jail time and/or probation for the offender.

Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call the SMPD Criminal Investigations Division at 512.753.2300.

  • October 10, 11.16 p.m., Village at Telluride, 201 Telluride: community-initiated complaint of gunshots in the area.  No witnesses, no description, no contact. Case 20-53480


  • October 11, 12:32 a.m., 135 Palermo: community-initiated complaint of gunshots in the area.  No witnesses, no description, no contact. Case 20-53514


  • October 11, 12:38 a.m., Copper Beach Apartments, 1701 Mill St.: multiple calls of loud party of more than 200 people.  Officers responded and cleared the scene including report of vehicle struck and confrontational individual. 


  • Call reopened at 1:41 a.m. when additional community members called back to report gunshots and people still in the area at a party. Case 20-53537


  • October 11, 2:42 a.m., 1354 Thorpe Ln.: community-initiated complaint of gunshots in the area between Thorpe and IH-35.  No witnesses, no description, no contact.  Case 20-53536


  • October 11, 3:48 a.m., The Cottages at San Marcos, 1415 Craddock Ave.: community-initiated complaint of gunshots and a vehicle leaving the scene, no description. Case 20-53550


  • October 11, 4:35 a.m., CastleRock at San Marcos, 1610 N. IH 35: community-initiated call of shots fired and witnesses reported seeing a large, white Ford F150  Truck and a dark silver or grey Dodge Challenger near building one during the incident. Case 20-53563

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