Man charged in connection to shooting that killed 1, injured 5 at TX cabinet business

UPDATE – Click 2 Houston:

Bryan TX police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Larry Bollin of Grimes County. Bollin has since been charged with murder and booked into the Brazos County Jail and is being held on a $1,000,000 bond. More charges may possibly be filed Friday.

Police said four of the five victims who were shot at the business are in critical condition. One person who was shot at the original scene had non-life-threatening injuries. Another victim who was shot at a different location has been identified as a DPS Trooper. Officials said the trooper was shot while pursuing the suspect. Officials said he was taken to a hospital and remains in stable condition.

Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske told reporters he believes Bollin is an employee at the Kent Moore Cabinets location. Police said they believed the suspect used a handgun.

By the time officers arrived, the Bollin was gone, Buske said. The shooting took place around 2:30 p.m. in the bays in a plant where employees make cabinets.

Employees were being interviewed, Bryan Police Lt. Jason James said earlier, and witnesses had identified a suspect.

“At this site, when law enforcement showed up, it was already over with,” James said.

Around 3:30 p.m., DPS said multiple law enforcement agencies were trying to arrest Bollin in Iola, Texas. DPS said as the trooper pursued the suspect on FM 39, he was shot and flown to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan. Around 4:45 p.m., DPS said the suspect was spotted in Bedias, Texas, and taken into custody.

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive for the attack, authorities said.

Employee, Marc Barron, said he saw the shooter often at work and described him as quiet and that no one expected this could happen.

More at Click2 Houston

ORIGINAL STORY – CBS News:

A suspected gunman was arrested after a shooting rampage Thursday that left one person dead and five others injured in Bryan, Texas, authorities said. One of the injured victims was identified as a state trooper who was shot during a manhunt.

The first shooting took place at Kent Moore Cabinets manufacturing facility, where police said the suspect is an employee. At 2:30 p.m. local time, police responded to reports of a shooting at the business, where they discovered several shooting victims. The suspect fled the scene and was later arrested after shooting the state trooper, who officials said was in serious but stable condition.

All five shooting victims were transported to local hospitals, officials said. An additional person was transported to the hospital after suffering an asthma attack. 

Bryan, a central Texas city located about 100 miles northwest of Houston, has a population of 84,000 people and is situated near Texas A&M University in College Station.

Bryan, a central Texas city located about 100 miles northwest of Houston, has a population of 84,000 people and is situated near Texas A&M University in College Station.

Kent Moore Cabinets released a statement Thursday night saying it’s “devastated” by the shooting at its manufacturing facility.

“Our hearts go out to the families and the loved ones of those affected,” the company said.

The company said it is “fully cooperating” with law enforcement and is focused on supporting employees “during this tragic time.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he is working with law enforcement on the shooting. 

“I have been working closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers as they assist local law enforcement on a swift response to this criminal act,” Abbott said in a statement. “Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect.”

The suspected gunman is an employee at the custom cabinet company where the initial shooting took place, police said Thursday. Before his arrest, police said the suspect also shot and wounded a state trooper during an intense manhunt.

The business, Kent Moore Cabinets, makes custom cabinets and has several locations across Texas. The company’s headquarters in Bryan opened in 2011 and employs nearly 600 workers. 

Police said they are currently unaware of the suspected gunman’s motive.

More at CBS News

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