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Mon August 13, 2012
Suspect, Constable Among Three Killed in College Station Shooting
COLLEGE STATION - Update at 9:19 p.m. The City of College Station, on its Facebook page Monday evening, confirmed the shooter’s identity as that of 35-year-old Thomas Caffall.
43-year-old Chris Northcliff of College Station was identified as the civilian killed. Previous repots had identified Brazos County Precinct 1 Constable Brian Bachmann as shot and killed while serving an eviction notice to Caffall at a residence in the 200 block of Fidelity.
An identity was still unavailable on the 55-year-old who had undergone surgery. At last report she was said to be in critical condition, according to College Station Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum.
The city also released the names of the other three officers wounded. Officer Justin Oehlke, who was shot in the leg, was out of surgery. Officer Brad Smith was treated and released, and Officer Phil Dorsett was treated at the scene.
College Station Mayor Nancy Berry released the following statement regarding today's shooting.
Update at 4:35 p.m. The latest report from College Station Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum indicates the suspect was being served an eviction notice when the shooting began.
The shooting killed Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann, and an unidentified male civilian approximately 65 years of age, and the unidentified gunman who is said to be in his mid-30's.
"Brian Bachmann was very close to everyone in law enforcement. He was a pillar in this community and it's sad and tragic that we've lost him here today," McCollum said.
A 55-year-old female was shot and being treated at a local hospital. One officer was shot in the calf and two others were being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
"We have over four different crime scenes that we're trying to secure and make sure we collect the evidence," McCollum said.
WTAW reports A&M United Methodist Church is holding a prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday in memory of those affected.
Update at 3:30 p.m. The gunman in Monday afternoon's shooting in College Station has died. Two others were killed, including a Brazos County constable and a civilian.
Update at 2:47 p.m. College Station Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum stated in a press conference that one officer and one civilian have been killed in today's shooting in College Station near the Texas A&M University campus, according to police.
Brian Bachmann was identified as the deceased constable. An unidentified male civilian was the other person killed.
McCollum added another College Station police officer was shot in the leg and in stable condition. A female was in surgery at the time of the 2:30 p.m. press conference.
McCollum says the gunman was also shot Monday before being taken into custody.
"We had officers respond to a shots [fired] call at the corner of Fidelity and Highland. Once the officers arrived on scene they began to take fire. An individual inside the address of 2211 Fidelity began taking fire on the officers. They began to defend themselves, called in additional officers. Additional officers responded and began handling the situation as best as possible."
Our earlier story follows:
An “active shooter” is in custody in College Station after reportedly wounding at least one officer near the campus of Texas A&M University.
The university reported on its website that a Code Maroon had been issued at 12:29 p.m. advising people to avoid the area and residents to remain inside.
The alert initially said the active shooter was southeast of the intersection of Welborn Rd and George Bush Drive. Nine minutes later, the College Station Police Department reported the active shooter was in the 200 block of Fidelity Dr. At 12:44 p.m., the shooter was in custody.
All students, staff members and residents were still advised to continue to avoid the area at last report.
"We are not going to confirm the severity of the injuries. Officers have been injured. Civilians, I don't know the number, have been injured... We have a lot of stuff we have to sort through," said Bryan Police Department Officer Jon Agnew, during a press conference.
Police scanner traffic, as reported by The Eagle, indicated that at least two officers were wounded.
Police officer Rhonda Seaton tells CNN that "multiple people" have been injured but did not immediately know the extent of those injuries.
KHOU reports that at least six were injured, including two officers, and that the suspect was firing shots from a house near the campus, according to police.