Bryan, Texas shooting: Texas shooting suspect faces additional attempted murder charge

ByMycah Hatfield WPVI logo
Saturday, April 10, 2021
TX shooting suspect faces additional attempted murder charge
Already charged for murder, 27-year-old Larry Bollin faces an additional attempted murder charge. His bond totals $2.2 million.

BRYAN, Texas -- The total bond amount for the man accused in the deadly workplace shooting in central Texas has surpassed $2 million following a hearing the day after the shots rang out.

During Friday's hearing, a court revealed additional charges against Larry Bollin, who is already charged with murder after five people were shot, one of them fatally, inside Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan, Texas.

An additional charge out of Grimes County is related to the shooting of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who was injured while pursuing Bollin after the shots where fired at Kent Moore. Bollin's bond for this charge was set at $1 million, on top of the $1.2 million bond for the murder charge.

Bollin also faces five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.

Just before the hearing late Friday morning, the Bryan Police Department identified the person shot to death as 40-year-old Timothy Smith. Additionally, the wounded trooper was identified by DPS as Juan Rojas Tovar, who remains in serious condition Friday but was stable. The 27-year-old trooper has been with DPS since 2017.

Of the other wounded victims at Kent Moore, one remains in critical condition, another is stable, and two people were treated and released. Their names are not yet being released, the department said Friday.

Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske said investigators believe Bollin was solely responsible for the attack, which happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, and that he was gone by the time officers arrived.

Police have not commented on a possible motive, but Bollins' family describes him as "level headed." They say he was involved in an ongoing dispute with a group of co-workers, exclusively telling ABC News in a statement, "Please do not judge the situation until you hear all the facts."

Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said about two hours after the attack, Bollin was arrested in Bedias, a tiny community about 40 miles northeast of Bryan.

Bryan is located in the shadow of Texas A&M University and about 100 miles northwest of Houston. With more than 86,000 residents, it is the seat of Brazos County.

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

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LISTEN NOW: In audio from Broadcastify, you can hear first responders and officers rushing to attend to victims. Several victims were found shot.

Kent Moore, which makes custom cabinets, has design centers in nearly a dozen Texas cities and employs more than 600 people, according to its website.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered prayers for shooting victims and their families.

"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. Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect."

Police say investigators still don't know the motive for the attack.

Kent Moore Cabinets also offered its prayers with the following statement:

"Our hearts are hurting. We're all devastated by the tragic events at our Stone City manufacturing plant in Bryan on Thursday. 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). 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."

WATCH: Woman says she 'just hid and prayed' during shooting

In the video above, an employee talks about hearing the shooting and what she did when it all unfolded. Hit play to hear more.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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