The family of a gunman killed in a shootout near the Texas A&M campus that also left two other people dead say they are "distraught by the havoc that he has caused."
Police say Thomas Alton Caffall, 35, opened fire on Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann just after noon Monday as the lawman brought an eviction notice. Both men were later pronounced dead at a hospital.
A 43-year-old man was the third person killed in the shootings at an off-campus home not far from the university's football stadium, College Station Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum said. Three other law enforcement officers and a 55-year-old woman were wounded, he said.
Responding officers got into what McCollum described as an extended shootout with Caffall, who eventually was shot.
Police say a gunman was being served an eviction notice before he opened fire from inside a home near Texas A&M and killed a law enforcement officer.
College Station Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum says Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann was among three people, including the gunman, killed a shootout at the house Monday.
McCollum says a 65-year-old man was the third person killed. A woman and three law enforcement officers also were injured.
McCollum says Bachmann went to the off-campus home near A&M's football stadium early Monday afternoon when the gunman opened fire. Other officers responded to the scene after receiving a call that an officer was down.
The shooting prompted Texas A&M to send out an alert warning students and residents to stay away from the area.
The Associated Press is reporting 1 officer and 1 civilian have been killed in a shooting near Texas A&M University.
Bryan Police spokesman Jon Agnew says the shooter is in custody Monday. Agnew says officers have established a perimeter around the area just east of campus, but they don't believe a second suspect is involved.
Agnew says police don't know if shooter was a student at A&M.
Bryan is College Station's sister city and its officers are assisting in the case.
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