By Justin Carissimo, Victoria Albert

Updated on: April 8, 2021 / 11:25 p.m.
/ CBS NEWS

A suspected gunman was arrested Thursday after a shooting that left one dead and five injured in Bryan, Texas, authorities said One of the injured victims has been identified as a state soldier who was shot dead during a manhunt

Police identified the suspect Thursday night as Larry Bollin, 27, of Grimes County He was charged with murder and registered with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office

The first shooting took place at the Kent Moore Cabinets manufacturing plant, where police said the suspect was an employee At 2:30 p.m. local time, police responded to reports of a shooting at the company, where they discovered several gunshot victims.The suspect fled the scene and was later arrested after shooting the soldier from the Condition, which authorities said was in serious but stable condition

The five shooting victims were transported to local hospitals, officials said One more person was taken to hospital after suffering an asthma attack

Bryan, a city in central Texas about 100 miles northwest of Houston, has a population of 84,000 and is located near the University of Texas A&M at College Station

Bryan Police identified the suspect Thursday night as Larry Bollin, 27, of Grimes Bollin County has been charged with murder and registered with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety provided more information on the unfolding of Thursday’s shooting

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the facility at around 2:30 p.m., but the suspect had left the scene Officers met the suspect about an hour later, Lt. Craig Cummings said – and as several law enforcement agencies attempted to take the suspect into custody, he shot a police officer and fled

The suspect was finally taken into custody around 4:20 p.m. by Texas Highway Patrol, Cummings said

Kent Moore Cabinets released a statement Thursday night saying he was “devastated” by the shooting at his manufacturing plant

“Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of those affected,” the company said

The company said it was “fully cooperating” with law enforcement and focusing on supporting employees “during this tragic time”

“I have worked closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to help local law enforcement respond quickly to this foul play,” Abbott said in a statement. “Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect”

The alleged shooter is an employee of the company in the customs office where the first shooting took place, police said Thursday Prior to his arrest, police said the suspect also shot and injured a state soldier during an intense manhunt

The company, Kent Moore Cabinets, manufactures custom cabinets and has multiple locations across Texas The company’s head office in Bryan opened in 2011 and employs nearly 600 workers

The shooting took place hours after President Joe Biden announced management actions to tackle gun violence in the country His changes include extensive background checks, overhaul of federal policies on phantom weapons and the reassessment of the use of stabilizing devices on pistols

“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic,” Biden said in a speech Thursday. “It’s an international embarrassment”

“He just announced a new liberal takeover to take our guns away,” Abbott said “We will NOT allow this in TX It’s time to pass legislation making TX a second amended sanctuary state and to my office for signature “

As of April 6, there have been 133 mass shootings in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group that tracks gun violence

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