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DPS trooper shot after chasing Bryan shooting suspect to home in Iola, sources say

The trooper was taken to an area hospital in serious but stable condition and authorities said the suspect was later taken into custody.
Credit: TxDPS
Trooper Tovar was shot by a suspect accused of killing one person and injuring several others in a mass shooting in Bryan.

HOUSTON — A DPS trooper was shot in Iola, Texas Thursday while chasing a mass shooting suspect.

Trooper Juan Rojas Tovar had chased the suspect accused of shooting several people at a cabinet shop in Bryan earlier in the day.

RELATED: Suspect charged with murder in connection with mass shooting at Bryan cabinet shop

After the shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets around 2:30 p.m., authorities said the suspect fled, leading the trooper on a high-speed chase.

The chase ended at the suspect’s home in Iola, which is about 30 miles east of the cabinet shop, authorities said. That's where the trooper was shot.

A witness said he saw the trooper down after running out to the road after hearing gunshots. He said he tried to help the trooper until other first responders arrived. The trooper was airlifted to a nearby hospital in serious but stable condition.

The witness said the trooper was shot in the eye and was last reported in serious but stable condition.

One person was killed and several others were shot at the cabinet shop.

The accused gunman -- identified as Larry Bolin -- was later arrested and charged with murder.