Five people were taken into custody and questioned late Monday in connection with the apparent racially motivated shooting at a Texas campaign office, police said.
Zena Stephens, who is Black and a university police chief, is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the role of sheriff in Jefferson County.
Stephens told NBC News that she was standing outside her campaign headquarters in Beaumont, Texas, when a white male in a white Jeep pulled up and shouted “f*ck the n*ggers.” Seconds later, a shot shattered the glass door of the building.
No one was hit or injured. There were about 25 people inside the building and five or six outside the office, Stephens said.