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Who is the suspect identified in the Texas shooting?

The suspect who is believed to have carried out a mass shooting at a cabinet manufacturing plant in Bryan, Texas on Thursday is a 27-year-old from Grimes County.

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Who is the suspect identified in the Texas shooting?
Tamir Kalifa AFP

For all President Biden’s promises to curb gun crime in the United States, it continues to escalate. On Thursday, lives were lost in yet another mass shooting at an industrial park in central Texas – the 14th episode of gun violence in the US in April alone and the 134th incident  in 2021. The US has the 32nd-highest rate of deaths from gun violence in the world.

Gunman runs amok in Bryan, Texas

One person was killed and five people were wounded, two of them critically, when a lone gunman opened fire at around 14:30 hours local time at Kent Moore Cabinets design center in Bryan, Texason Thursday. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested a couple of hours later in Bedias, a small town in northeast Grimes County. Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske told reporters that investigators believe the suspect used a handgun and acted alone.

The suspect was named as 27-year-old Larry Winston Bollin of Iola, Texas. Bollin is believed to have been an employee at Kent Moore Cabinets and police have suggested that the shooting could have been over a dispute with his coworkers but as of the moment, the motive is unknown.

Bollin charged

On Friday, Bollin was charged with murder and faces additional charges of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Brazos County Detention Center in Bryan.

Bryan Police Department identified the victim as 40-year-old Timothy Smith. Texas state trooper Juan Rojas Tovar, 27, was serious wounded and remains in hospital where he is reported to be stable. Another person who suffers wounds is stable while two others have been treated and discharged from hospital.