Larry Bollin has been named as the man suspected of opening fire at a Texas cabinet-making business where he worked on Thursday, killing one person and injuring five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper.
Bollin has since been charged with murder and is being kept on a $1 million bail, according to the Bryan Police Department.
A DPS Trooper was shot while pursuing an individual suspected of being involved in the shooting in Bryan. He remains in serious but stable condition. 💙🙏🏼
Chief Eric Buske of the Bryan Police Department told reporters that he suspects Bollin is a worker at the Kent Moore Cabinets site where the shooting occurred. Investigators assume Bollin was the sole perpetrator of the assault, which took place about 2:30 p.m., and that he was gone by the time police arrived, according to him.
According to police, four of the five people injured at the company are in critical condition in the hospital. The Texas Department of Public Safety said on Twitter that during the manhunt for Bollin, he shot and wounded a state trooper, who was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
During an evening briefing, DPS spokesperson Lt. Craig Cummings said, “We want to thank the hospital and the doctors and the nurses who have just given phenomenal care to him,”
Bollin was arrested in Bedias, a small town about 25 miles northeast of Bryan, about two hours after the attack, according to Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell.
Authorities said they were also trying to figure out what motivated the attack.
According to spokesman Deon Washington of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, agents and dogs were sent to the shooting scene. During the investigation, police have requested that people stay away from the company. According to its website, the company, which makes custom cabinets, has design centers in nearly a dozen Texas cities and employs over 600 people.
Governor Greg Abbott of Texas said a prayer for the victims of the shooting and their families.
Kent Moore Cabinets prayed as well, and issued the following statement:
Our hearts are hurting.
We’re all devastated by the tragic events at our Stone City manufacturing plant in Bryan on Thursday. Our thoughts are with our workers and their families, and we ask that you join us in keeping everyone touched by this tragedy in your thoughts (and prayers).
We are fully cooperating with the police who are investigating this horrible crime. We’re thankful that law enforcement officers responded so quickly and are so appreciative of the critical medical care that paramedics provided to our coworkers.
Our focus now is on our employees and their families during this most difficult time, and we hope you understand we are not able to respond to your comments. Your concern and kind words are deeply appreciated.
The victims’ names will be announced on Friday, April 9, according to investigators.