Cops Investigate Shooting Near A&M
Three are dead following a shooting near the Texas A & M campus Monday afternoon. Law enforcement confirms that a Brazos County constable was fatally shot. Brian Bachmann, Constable Precinct 1 Brazos County, died in the shooting near Kyle Field and the Texas A&M campus in College Station, according to law enforcement officials.
According to College Station police, Constable Bachmann went to the home to serve an eviction notice and was shot.
The gunman in the shooting, who died of his injuries from a gun fight with police, has been indentified as 33-year-old Thomas Caffall. Two civilians were also shot. One of them, 43-year-old Chris Northcliff, was killed.
Caffall’s stepfather told our TV Partner Local 2, Caffall was "Crazy as Hell" and a "Ticking Time Bomb."
"We were hoping he'd kill himself before doing something like this," said Richard Weaver. "We are just devastated for the families this SOB killed."
Thomas Caffall's sister, Courtney Clark, declined to say what might have prompted him to commit the shooting.
Weaver said Caffall quit his job about nine months ago and proclaimed he would never work for anybody again.
On Caffall's Facebook page there were several photos of rifles, but no direct mention that something like Monday's event was brewing in his life.
Caffall was also divorced.
Two civilians were also shot. One of them, 43-year-old Chris Northcliff, was killed.
The university, located in College Station, Texas, about 90 miles northwest of Houston. Student Thomas McNutt told Matt Patrick on KTRH that incidents like these normally don’t happen in that neighborhood.
“What’s unfortunate is that you can have the best police force around. You can have the most trained and most dedicated first responders like we do here in College Station and even still something like this happens.”