Suspect in Bryan shooting identified, faces murder charge after 1 killed, several injured

Crime & Public Safety

BRYAN, Texas – Police identified a suspect in a shooting that left one person dead and several injured at a cabinet store in Bryan Thursday afternoon.

The Bryan Police Department identified the suspected gunman to our sister station KXAN as Larry Bollin, 27, of nearby Grimes County. Bollin was arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Grimes County, charged with murder and booked into the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, according to Bryan PD.

Larry Bolin

One person died at the shooting, two of the five people who were wounded at the business were hospitalized in critical condition, while three others were in serious but stable condition, according to a hospital statement.

During the manhunt for the suspect, he shot and wounded a state trooper, who was hospitalized in serious but stable condition, the Texas Department of Public Safety said on Twitter. According to DPS, the trooper is in serious but stable condition.

Bryan Police Department confirmed that the suspect is in custody and is is an employee of Kent Moore Cabinets where the shooting took place. They say the motive is unknown at this time.

“The guy is real humble, he’s a real humble guy, you’d never think he’d do anything like this,” witness and Kent Moore employee Darren Fort said.

Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said the male suspect in the shooting was arrested in the tiny town of Iola, about 30 miles away from the cabinet plant.

KAGS, the local NBC affiliate, said police were called out to Stone City Drive around 2:30 p.m.

Law enforcement set up a perimeter around Brazos County Industrial Park. Detectives are interviewing employees for more information.

At 5:20 Thursday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott released the following statement 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. Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect. The state will assist in any way needed to help prosecute the suspect. Cecilia and I are praying for the victims and their families and for the law enforcement officer injured while apprehending the suspect.”

Gov. Greg Abbott

KETK will continue to update this story as the situation develops.

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