3 Dead in Texas A&M Shooting: 1 Cop, 1 Civilian & Shooter

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Via Eagle.com.

UPDATE 10 p.m.: On his Facebook page Caffall calls himself “a cross between Forrest Gump and Jack Kerouac (without the drugs). I’m on the road, permanently.” He posted several gun photos including this one with the chilling caption “I won an auction. This will be coming to me soon. I can’t wait to try it out“:
Thomas Caffall gun photo facebook texas a&m shooting

His Facebook “likes” include prolific Soviet sniper Vasily Zaytsev and Eugene Stoner, father of the AR-15 rifle (which became the M-16).
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Thomas “Tres” Cafall.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: Caffall’s mom tells the Huffington Post he had mental difficulties. She said, “If you’re going to commit suicide, why take all these other people with you?”
UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: The shooter has been identified as Thomas “Tres” Caffall, 35. The family’s attorney released a statement on behalf of his mom, Linda Weaver.

Our family was shocked and devastated by the tragedy this afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the deceased and the wounded victims. We mourn them and the loss of Tres. He had been ill. It breaks our hearts his illness led to this. Please respect our privacy in our grief.

UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: Officer Jason James of the Bryan (Texas) PD tells CNN that Bachmann may have been serving the shooter an eviction notice.
UPDATE 4:50 p.m.:

UPDATE 4:02 p.m.: Police now say there are three dead: Constable Bachmann, a male civilian, and the shooter.
UPDATE 3:43 p.m.: AP tweets that one civilian has died in addition to the slain officer.

Slain Constable Brian Bachmann and his family, from a portrait on his Facebook election page.

UPDATE 3:34 p.m.: FROM LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: Police spokesman says “officers responded to a shots-fired call. … They began to take fire from” from an “individual inside.” Cops called for backup and more arrived. “There was a constable down in the front yard as additional officers began to respond.” Officers “ended up shooting the gunman and taking him into custody.” Officers performed CPR on the officer shot. The dead officer is Constable Brian Bachmann. “The reason for his response to that address is still unknown.” Another officer was shot in the leg. His condition is stable. Also two civilians shot. Also two officers received non-life-threatening injuries.

To recap injuries: Two police officers shot (one fatally), two civilians shot (one male, one female), two police officers hurt but not shot. One female civilian is in surgery.
UPDATE 3:25 p.m.: FROM LIVE-STREAM KBTX BROADCAST: Information from two hospitals suggests six patients treated — but only three suffered gunshot wounds.
UPDATE 3:18 p.m.: AP reports there are three victims total, two police officers and one civilian.
UPDATE 3:17 p.m.: FROM LIVE-STREAM KBTX BROADCAST: A witness named George — a stormchaser — tells KBTX he counted 30 shots … sounded like semi-automatic fire. George says he took cover, saw several cops taking cover behind their vehicles. Cops yelled at bystanders to “go back inside.”
UPDATE: 3:15 p.m.: KBTX reports that St. Joseph Hospital is treating one female victim from the scene. Her condition is unknown.
UPDATE 3:03 p.m.: Local newspaper The Eagle reports that one police officer is dead.
UPDATE 2:58 P.M.: The Brazos Valley Reporter reports that at least one victim is dead.

An “active shooter” at Texas A&M has been taken into custody after wounding several victims including more than one police officer.

KBTX.com reports that the shooter fired with automatic weapons from inside a home near the campus at Fidelity Drive in College Station, Texas, causing “multiple casualties.”

KCEN-TV reports that six victims were shot, including two police officers.

The location is within a block or two of the campus near the school’s football stadium, Kyle Field. The first warnings from the school went out around 12:20 p.m. today.

So far no one is reported dead. A press conference is scheduled to begin momentarily.

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