April 8 (UPI) — Police in the central Texas city of Bryan said one person was killed and four others were critically injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon.
The Bryan Police Department tweeted that there were a total of seven victims including a death, four transported to hospital in critical condition and one hospitalized with a minor accident.
Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske said the person was hospitalized following undergoing an asthma attack in connection to the incident.
Authorities identified the suspect shortly before midnight as 27-year old Larry Bollin of Grimes County, saying he’s been charged with murder and booked in the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect has been apprehended in Grimes County by Texas Department of Public Safety. The subject was booked into Brazos County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Murder. The suspect was identified as Larry Bollin, 27-year-old, of Grimes County. — Bryan Police Department (@BryanPolice) April 9, 2021
Buske stated Bollin was taken into custody from the scene about an hour after the shooting and might have been an employee at Kent Moore Cabinets.
The Texas Department of Public Safety tweeted that a trooper was taken while chasing a person thought to be involved in the shooting and has been in serious but stable condition.
The Bryan Police Department tweeted that officers responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Stone City Drive at 2: 30 p.m.
Bryan Police Lt. Jason James said the scene was procured and they were interviewing employees from businesses in the area as the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had been set up to join the investigation.
Bryan is a town of approximately 84,000 people located about 100 kilometers northwest of Houston.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbot issued an announcement on Thursday saying he’s been working with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers since they help local law enforcement.
“The state will assist in any way needed to help prosecute the suspect,” he explained. “Celia and I are praying for the victims and their families and for the law enforcement officer injured while apprehending the suspect.”