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Bond increased for suspect in Bryan workplace shooting

Larry Bollin is now being held on more than $3 million bond
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 2:49 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 9, 2021 at 1:40 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - The man arrested and charged with a fatal workplace shooting that left one dead and six injured, including a DPS trooper, is now being held on more than $3 million bond.

According to online court records, Larry Bollin is being held on $3.2 million bond inside the Brazos County Detention Center. Five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon were added on Friday. Each one of those charges carried a $200,000 bond. Bollin was already in jail on charges of murder in Brazos County and attempted capital murder in Grimes County. During an earlier arraignment hearing Friday afternoon, Judge Celina Vasquez set his bond at $2.2 million for both charges.

Each offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second-degree felony with a punishment range of 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

New court documents were released Saturday depicting the chaotic scene inside Kent Moore Cabinets Thursday when Bollin opened fire.

In the documents released Saturday, a chaotic scene breaks out soon after employees returned from their second break. Witnesses tell police Bollin first shot Timothy Smith. He then reloaded and shot at others.

The court documents list many of the injuries as gunshot wounds. One man was shot multiple times while trying to give CPR to the fatally wounded Smith.

Police confirm one person was killed and five others were shot in the attack. Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Juan Rojas Tovar was also shot in Grimes County in connection to the business shooting. Police and DPS officials say Bollin was taken into custody in Bedias, but could not rule out whether another suspect was involved.

Timothy Smith, 40, has been identified as the victim in the deadly shooting. Authorities say Smith succumbed to his injuries while officers secured the scene.

At a 6 p.m. press conference Thursday, Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske said they do not have a motive for the suspect in the shooting.

Tovar was shot while pursuing the suspect in Grimes County. He was taken by medical helicopter to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan. The trooper underwent surgery Thursday, and as of Friday morning, DPS says Tovar is in critical but stable condition.

Buske said police were called to the cabinet manufacturer at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers arrived on the scene at 2:36 p.m., at which point the suspect had left the business.

One person died at the scene and four were transported to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan in critical condition, according to Buske. The police chief said that one additional person is in non-critical condition. A seventh person was transported for an asthma attack.

St. Joseph Health says one patient is in stable condition at St. Joseph Health- College Station and four are at a St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan. One patient at the Bryan hospital are currently in critical condition and three are currently stable.

Buske said the suspect is an employee of Kent Moore Cabinets and used a handgun in the shooting. A witness working in the building told police Bollin “emptied a magazine in Timothy’s direction.” He then reportedly reloaded and started firing around the rest of the room. Witnesses at the scene told KBTX the attacks appeared targeted, but police have not confirmed a motive yet.

The business did not go on lockdown once police arrived on the scene because the suspect had fled the area, according to Buske. Employees at the scene were interviewed and have since been released. On Thursday, police were working on a phone line where the families of Kent Moore employees can get updates. Most employees have been allowed to leave the facility.

When asked about Bryan being added to the growing list of cities that have experienced mass shootings in 2021, Buske said an event like this is unprecedented..

“This is the first incident like this in the city that I’m aware of,” said Buske.

He noted that addressing mental illness in the community is vital to curbing more mass shootings like this from happening.

There is still an active police situation off FM 2818 at Stone City Drive as law enforcement responds to the scene. Bryan, College Station, and Texas A&M police responded to the scene, along with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Brazos County constables, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Federal agencies also provided manpower and support at the scene.

A statement from Kent Moore Cabinets is below:

We are devastated by the events today at our Bryan manufacturing facility located on Stone City Drive. Our hearts go out to the families and the loved ones of those affected. We want to thank the many members of our law enforcement teams and other emergency personnel who responded so quickly. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement during the investigation of this horrible crime. We ask that you respect the privacy of the family members of those who were involved. Right now, our focus is on providing support to and prayers for our employees and the extended Kent Moore Cabinets family during this tragic time.

Kent Moore Cabinets

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