Man kills 1 and injures other 5 at a cabinet-making business in Texas

A man opened fire Thursday at a cabinet-making company in Bryan, Texas. (Image: AP)

Authorities say a man opened fire at a Texas cabinet-making company where he worked on Thursday, killing one person and injuring five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper before being apprehended.

According to a statement from the Bryan Police Department, Larry Winston Bollin, 27, of Iola, Texas, was booked into the Brazos County Detention Center in Bryan late Thursday. Bollin was charged with murder and was being held on a $1 million bail, according to jail records. Bollin's counsel was not identified in the jail record.

According to Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske, the gunman is an employee of the Kent Moore Cabinets location where the shooting occurred. Investigators suspect the man was the sole perpetrator of the assault, which occurred about 2:30 p.m., and that he was gone by the time police arrived, according to him.

According to a hospital release, two of the five people injured at the business were in critical condition, while three others were in severe yet stable condition. During the manhunt for the gunman, he shot and injured a state trooper, who was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Sheriff Don Sowell of Grimes County said the perpetrator was apprehended about two hours after the attack in Bedias, a small town about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Bryan.

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.

Bryan is a small town about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Houston, near Texas A&M University. It is the county seat of Brazos County, with over 86,000 people.

The person who answered the phone at Kent Moore Cabinets' Bryan headquarters said she couldn't provide any information about the shooting. 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.

"I've been collaborating with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to help local law enforcement respond quickly to this criminal act. The shooting gunman was apprehended as a result of their efforts."

Publish : 2021-04-09 12:47:00

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