Cops release names of two victims after a gunman opened fire at a Texas cabinet maker


Cops identified the suspect as Larry Bollin, 27, of Grimes County in a news release

Cops have released the names of a man who was killed and a trooper who was injured after a gunman shot six people at a Texas cabinet maker – and the suspect’s bail has been set at $2.2 million. 

Bryan resident Timothy Smith, 40, was killed and pronounced dead at the scene after the suspect allegedly opened fire on his coworkers and fled the scene.

Cops identified the suspect as Larry Bollin, 27, of Grimes County in a news release. He allegedly led cops on a chase and injured Juan Rojas Tova, a Texas Highway Patrol trooper who responded.  

Bollin was later captured by police 30 miles away from the shooting scene in Bryan, Texas after a massive manhunt.

Witnesses say the gunman opened fire at Kent Moore Cabinets and ‘was very selective about who he shot’, KBTX reports.

The shooting took place at around 2:30pm at Brazos County Industrial Park in the bays where Kent Moore employees make cabinets. 

Jail records show that Bollin is being held on a $2.2 million bond and that he has been charged with murder and attempted capital murder.

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Highway Patrol Trooper Juan Rojas Tova, pictured, was allegedly shot by the suspect and injured

Bryan resident Timothy Smith, right, was allegedly killed by a coworker

Highway Patrol Trooper Juan Rojas Tova, left, was allegedly shot by the suspect and injured – while Bryan resident Timothy Smith, right, was allegedly killed by a coworker

Shooting victim Timothy Smith, second right, is pictured with his family before his death at Kent Moore Cabinets

Shooting victim Timothy Smith, second right, is pictured with his family before his death at Kent Moore Cabinets

First responders work at the scene of the apprehension of a suspect at a residence in Bedias, Texas on Thursday

First responders work at the scene of the apprehension of a suspect at a residence in Bedias, Texas on Thursday

Bryan police officers work the scene of a mass shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan, Texas on Thursday

Bryan police officers work the scene of a mass shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan, Texas on Thursday

Cops identified the suspect as Larry Bollin, 27, of Grimes County and said the names of the victims will be released on Friday. Pictured: Texas Department of Public Safety patrol vehicles line the outside of St. Josephs Hospital in Bryan, Texas in support of an injured trooper

Cops identified the suspect as Larry Bollin, 27, of Grimes County and said the names of the victims will be released on Friday. Pictured: Texas Department of Public Safety patrol vehicles line the outside of St. Josephs Hospital in Bryan, Texas in support of an injured trooper

Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske told a press conference that one person was killed and four more were left in critical conditions.

Another shooting victim is non-critical while a seventh victim had an asthma attack related to the incident. All victims were taken to a local hospital, cops said.  

‘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,’ the Texas Department of Public Safety tweeted after the shooting.

It remains unclear if the trooper is an additional, seventh victim or one of the six counted by Bryan Police.

The suspect led law enforcement on a chase in Grimes County before a trooper’s vehicle was later seen with shattered glass and bullet holes, KBTX reported.

A Bryan police officer blocks road access near the scene of a mass shooting at an industrial park in Bryan in Bryan, Texas

A Bryan police officer blocks road access near the scene of a mass shooting at an industrial park in Bryan in Bryan, Texas

Police responded to a shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets on Thursday in Bryan, Texas where one person was killed and several people were wounded

Police responded to a shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets on Thursday in Bryan, Texas where one person was killed and several people were wounded

Workers of surrounding businesses are let go by police after a mass shooting at an industrial park in Bryan, Texas on Thursday

Workers of surrounding businesses are let go by police after a mass shooting at an industrial park in Bryan, Texas on Thursday

First responders are seen after six people were shot, one of them killed, after the mass shooter opened fire

First responders are seen after six people were shot, one of them killed, after the mass shooter opened fire

The suspect was eventually taken into custody in the tiny town of Iola, officials said, about 30 miles from the cabinet maker. 

Cops have not yet released any additional information about the alleged shooter. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Bryan Police Department, the  Department of Public Safety and the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office for more information and additional comment.

Police told KBTX that they are speaking with employees at Kent Moore Cabinets which ‘may explain why some people can’t get in touch with relatives who work there now.’

One worker told the outlet that all of the shooting victims are men.

‘To me, I was hiding like 10 minutes in a real small place. I think we are very lucky and blessed to be talking to you right now at this moment. I am still in shock because I think we live in a very peaceful community and nothing happens ever,’ the female worker said.

‘Everyone told me that this guy is very calm and everything, I don’t know why he decide to do this.’

The shooting took place in the bays in a plant where employees make cabinets

The shooting took place in the bays in a plant where employees make cabinets

A suspect believed to be an employee of a custom cabinet maker in Texas has killed one person and injured five others during a deadly mass shooting in Bryan

A suspect believed to be an employee of a custom cabinet maker in Texas has killed one person and injured five others during a deadly mass shooting in Bryan

Authorities responded to a shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan Thursday afternoon

Authorities responded to a shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan Thursday afternoon

Bryan Police Department posted about the shooting on Twitter, noting that all victims were taken to local hospitals

Bryan Police Department posted about the shooting on Twitter, noting that all victims were taken to local hospitals

Kent Moore Cabinets addressed the shooting in a statement posted to its Facebook page

Kent Moore Cabinets addressed the shooting in a statement posted to its Facebook page

The company also addressed the shooting in a statement made to KBTX after the shooting

The company also addressed the shooting in a statement made to KBTX after the shooting

The worker, who is a painter for the cabinet maker, told a KBTX reporter that she heard loud booms and thought that a machine was malfunctioning before another coworker grabbed her and told her to run. 

A former employee told KBTX that a couple hundred people work in the building.

The nearby Jane Long Intermediate School was put on a brief lockdown while cops hunted for the suspect that was lifted before school dismissal began, The Eagle reported.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent agents and dogs to the scene of the shooting, spokesman Deon Washington said. 

The FBI said in a statement to ABC News that it was ‘aware of the incident that occurred today in Bryan.’

Kent Moore Cabinets is headquartered in Bryan and employs more than 600 people across the state, according to the company’s website. 

The company makes custom cabinets and has design centers in neighboring College Station and nearly a dozen Texas cities.

A person who answered the phone Thursday at Kent Moore Cabinets’ headquarters said she could not provide any information on the shooting.

On Facebook, the company wrote that it is ‘fully cooperating with police’ during the investigation.

‘Our hearts are hurting. We’re all devastated by the tragic events at our Stone City manufacturing plant in Bryan on Thursday,’ the company wrote. 

‘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.’

The post continued: ‘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 post added. 

The suspect was eventually taken into custody in the tiny town of Iola, officials said, about 30 miles from where the shooting happend

The suspect was eventually taken into custody in the tiny town of Iola, officials said, about 30 miles from where the shooting happend

An aerial view shows the heavy police and EMS response to the mass shooting in Bryan, Texas

An aerial view shows the heavy police and EMS response to the mass shooting in Bryan, Texas

The Texas shooting comes during a month of deadly mass shootings across the country, including one in South Carolina on Wednesday where a former NFL player gunned down five people.

The victims in that shooting included a beloved doctor and his two grandchildren – as well as the shooter, 32-year-old Phillip Adams who played cornerback for teams including the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots.

Last month, a 9-year-old boy, his mother and two others at an office complex in California on March 31. Another 10 victims were killed at a massacre at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado on March 22. On March 16, eight people were killed, six of whom were Asian women, in Georgia.

Just hours before the Texas shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted in support of Second Amendment rights after President Joe Biden announced a slew of gun control measures.

‘Biden is threatening our 2nd Amendment rights. He just announced a new liberal power grab to take away our guns. We will NOT allow this in TX,’ Abbott tweeted.

‘It’s time to get legislation making TX a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State passed and to my desk for signing.’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot tweeted about Second Amendment rights just hours before the shooting

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot tweeted about Second Amendment rights just hours before the shooting

George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner, also tweeted before the shooting in Bryan

George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner, also tweeted before the shooting in Bryan

Greg Abbott later tweeted directly about the shooting in Bryan and the 'swift response' from law enforcement

Greg Abbott later tweeted directly about the shooting in Bryan and the ‘swift response’ from law enforcement

Julian Castro also tweeted about the shooting, noting it is the 14th mass shooting in Texas alone this year

Julian Castro also tweeted about the shooting, noting it is the 14th mass shooting in Texas alone this year

George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner, also tweeted before the shooting.

‘Let me be clear: President Biden’s gun control policies are not welcome in Texas. Texans will not allow the federal government to once again overstep and strip us of our constitutional rights,’ Bush tweeted.

After the shooting, Abbott said he and his wife would be ‘praying for the victims.’

‘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 state will assist in any way needed to help prosecute the suspect.’

He added: ‘Cecilia and I are praying for the victims and their families and for the law enforcement officer injured while apprehending the suspect.’ 

Biden had announced a half-dozen executive actions on Thursday to combat what he called an ‘epidemic and an international embarrassment’ of gun violence in America.

Biden’s new steps include a move to crack down on ‘ghost guns,’ homemade firearms that lack serial numbers used to trace them and are often purchased without a background check. 

He’s also moving to tighten regulations on pistol-stabilizing braces like the one used in the Boulder shooting last month.

The president’s actions delivered on a pledge he made last month to take what he termed immediate ‘common-sense steps’ to address gun violence, after a series of mass shootings drew renewed attention to the issue.





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