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3 killed in shootings near Texas A&M University

By Austin Amuzie - Monday, August 13, 2012


Three people, including a police officer and the suspected gunman, are dead following a shooting near the Texas A&M campus in College Station on Monday, police and university officials say. Four others, including three police officers and a female civilian, were wounded.

Gunman. Thomas Caffall 
According to the College Station Police Department, the gunman--35-year-old Thomas "Tres" Caffall--was shot and taken to College Station Medical Center, where he was  pronounced dead. Chris Northcliff, a 43-year-old College Station resident, was shot and killed in the "gunfight," police said.
Brian Bachmmann, the police officer reportedly killed in the Texas A&M shooting, is seen in this undated personal photo.
Brian Bachmmann, the police officer reportedly killed in the Texas A&M shooting, is seen in this undated personal photo.

The shooting began when Brian Bachmann, a 41-year-old Brazos County constable, attempted to serve an eviction notice. College Station police officers responded to the off-campus house shortly after noon following reports of shots fired, and found Bachmann on the ground.


The suspect "engaged the officers with gunfire over a period of approximately 30 minutes before he was shot by a College Station officer," according to the police report.
College Station officer Justin Oehlke was shot in the leg. He's listed in stable condition. Two other wounded officers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and were released, the police spokesman said.


The unidentified female civilian underwent surgery Monday; her condition was not released.
According to KBTX anchor Steve Fullhart, Caffall's mother released a statement late Monday saying he had "been ill." "It breaks our hearts his illness led to this," the statement read.

Texas A&M issued an alert on its website just before 12:30 p.m. local time on Monday warning of an active shooter near Kyle Field, the campus football stadium.

The shooting occurred near Highlands and Fidelity Streets in College Station, just south of George Bush Drive and east of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an A&M alumnus, said at an event in Florida that his "prayers are with any of those that have been injured."


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