One dead, five injured in Texas cabinet plant shooting
One person was killed and five people were wounded in the wake of a shooting at a cabinet-making business in Bryan, Texas, US, authorities said, and a state trooper was later shot during a manhunt that resulted in the suspected shooter being taken into custody. Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske told reporters on Thursday that a motive in the shooting was not clear.
Suspect is an employee at Kent Moore Cabinets location: Buske
Buske told reporters that he believes the shooting suspect is an employee at the Kent Moore Cabinets location. The shooting happened in the bays in a plant where employees make cabinets. "The shooter was gone by the time officers arrived," Buske said.
State trooper is in a serious but stable condition
Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said, "A male suspect in the shooting was arrested in the tiny town of Lola, about 48 kilometers away from the cabinet plant." "The state trooper who was shot while pursuing the suspect was is in a serious but stable condition," the Texas Department of Public Safety said on Twitter.
Here is what the Texas Department of Public Safety tweeted
A DPS Trooper was shot while pursuing an individual suspected of being involved in the shooting in Bryan. He remains in serious but stable condition. 💙🙏🏼— Texas DPS (@TxDPS) April 8, 2021
A brief about the city of Bryan
Bryan is about 160 kilometers northwest of Houston that sits on the doorstep of Texas A&M University. The city of more than 86,000 residents is a market, industrial and medical center for the middle Brazos River Valley with an economy centered on the university in adjacent College Station and its related agribusiness; computers, research, and development. It also is the seat of Brazos County.
Kent Moore Cabinets employs over 600 people across the state
Kent Moore Cabinets is headquartered in Bryan and employs more than 600 people across the state, according to the company's website. The company makes custom cabinets and has design centers in neighboring College Station and nearly a dozen Texas cities. A person who answered the phone on Thursday at Kent Moore Cabinets' headquarters said she could not provide any information on the shooting.
Texas Governor offered prayers for shooting victims and their families
Texas Governor Greg Abbott offered prayers and expressed his condolences 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 the local law enforcement on a swift response to this criminal act. Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect," he said.