New charges filed against Bryan mass shooting suspect

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Brazos County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Celina Vasquez set the bond for mass shooting suspect Larry Bollin at a combined $2.2 million Friday afternoon.

$1.2 million of that bond is for the murder of 40-year-old Timothy Smith of Bryan. He is the man killed in the shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan Thursday.

$1 million of the bond is for the attempted murder of Trooper Juan Rojas Tovar of Madisonville. He was shot in Grimes County while chasing Bollin. Trooper Tovar is in serious, but stable condition at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan.

Trooper Juan Rojas Tovar

Bollin also faces five charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Each count carries a possibility of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Bollin has also been charged with Attempted Capital Murder.

DPS also says there is one other person in critical condition and two others whose conditions have stabilized.

The shooting happened at the factory around 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Marc Barren, an employee, was inside when the shooting started.

“I heard the first few shots, and I run out. I’m running out, and I keep hearing them,” Barren says.

Barren worked in the warehouse for two years, and was surprised to hear this happen.

“You see him everyday, quiet. Offering to buy people food, get stuff out of the vending machine, telling people ‘Thank you’ for this and that,” says Barren.

Barren’s work area was close to the suspect, who has been identified as Larry Bollin. He’s currently charged with murder. More charges are pending.

Larry Bollin

“The dude is kind of quiet. I mean, he’s the kind of dude that you wouldn’t expect to do this kind of stuff. But I guess [this is] why no one expected stuff like this to happened,” says Barren.

Police Lt. Jason James says eyewitnesses were able to help identify the suspect.

“I feel like he came with the intention of harming someone from the very jump, looking for the right person and the right time,” says Barren.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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