The shooting took place at a cabinet company in Bryan, Texas.
Six people were shot, with one killed, Thursday afternoon at a cabinet-making business in Bryan, Texas, just outside of College Station, officials said. A Department of Public Safety officer was also shot while apprehending the suspect.
Four people were critically injured in the shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets and taken to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, Bryan Police Department Chief Eric Buske said. Another person was shot and taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Police arrested Larry Bollin, 27, of Iola, Texas, and charged him with murder. He’s being held on $1 million bond, according to jail records.
Bollin is an employee of Kent Moore Cabinets, Buske said . The suspect had fled the location when Bryan police arrived shortly after 2:30 p.m. local time. He was taken into custody in Grimes County, Sheriff Donald Sowell told ABC News. A Department of Public Safety officer was shot when taking the person into custody. He is in serious, but stable condition, the DPS said.
DPS said its officers tried to take Bollin into custody near Iola at about 3:30 p.m., but the suspect shot the trooper and fled. He was then found and taken into custody 50 minutes later in the town of Bedias.
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A seventh individual was taken to the hospital after suffering an asthma attack.
Employees said the suspect did not say anything before opening fire in the large warehouse.
“It was like I was living a horror movie, you know,” Amelia Rodriguez, an employee at Kent Moore Cabinets, told ABC News. “You see everything all the time in the movies and they will happen to us today, and it’s indescribable.”
“I don’t know how to feel,” she continued. “Like two hours ago, I thought I was gonna pass out, you know, my legs are feeling weak and everything. … Life is unpredictable, and it can go in a second.”
The FBI said in a statement it was “aware of the incident that occurred today in Bryan,” but the Bryan Police Department is leading the investigation. The Houston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded.
“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,” Texas Gov. Greg 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.”
“[Abbott’s wife] Cecilia and I are praying for the victims and their families and for the law enforcement officer injured while apprehending the suspect,” he added.
Just hours earlier, Abbott had criticized President Joe Biden’s new executive actions aimed at gun reform.
“Biden is threatening our 2nd Amendment rights. He just announced a new liberal power grab to take away our guns,” he tweeted. “We will NOT allow this in TX.”
Source:ABC News’ Abby Shalawylo, Gina Sunseri and Timmy Truong contributed to this report.