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Trooper Shot, 1 dead after employee opens fire in Texas Business: Police
Sergio Flores / Reuters – The man who killed one person and injured five others in a shooting in a furniture store in Bryan, Texas on Thursday afternoon was an employee, according to police. Larry Winston Bollin, 27, was taken into police custody about two hours later in the rampage and booked for murder, according to the Bryan Police Department. Investigators have not yet established a motive, and the victims have not yet been identified. Two of the five injured were in critical condition late Thursday, while three others were in stable condition. A soldier who was shot while pursuing the suspect was found to be in “serious but stable condition” after the search. The Bryan Police Department said the shooting on Stone City Drive took place around 2:30 p.m. local time. Police believe the gunman opened fire in Kent Moore’s cabinets, which are home to hundreds of people, in Brazos County’s industrial park. “At the moment we feel the scene is safe,” Lieutenant Jason James told reporters while a manhunt for the shooter was ongoing. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement about the shootings, “I worked with the Texas Department of Public Security and the Texas Rangers to help local law enforcement agencies respond quickly to this crime. Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect. Cecilia and I pray for the victims, their families and the injured officer. “A nearby school, Jane Long Intermediate, was temporarily suspended during the police response and refused to release students, but later lifted the measure, according to local reports. The shooting took place just hours after President Joe Biden’s address in the Rose Garden of the White House on gun reform, describing gun violence as an “epidemic” and “international embarrassment”. Five people, including a beloved family doctor and his grandchildren, were killed in a mass shooting in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Wednesday. The suspect, former NFL pro Phillip Adams, shot himself before he could be arrested. Read more at The Daily Beast. Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.