Three Dead, Including an Officer, in Texas A&M Shooting
Posted on Aug 13, 2012
Authorities say a gunman opened fire Monday near Texas A&M University in College Station, killing a Brazos County constable and a civilian, and wounding two officers before he was shot by police. The suspect, 65, died while he was in custody.
Longtime Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann, an elected position, was reportedly serving eviction papers at a home in the historical district of College Station about 12:15 p.m. CT (2:15 p.m. ET) when someone inside shot him as he approached. Police came under fire when they responded.
Assistant College Station Police Chief Scott McCollum said at a news conference that officers shot the gunman and took him into custody. Local news reports say, however, the gunman was shot after a brief chase. McCollum said he did not know why Bachmann, 41, was at the house.
The university, about 90 miles northwest of Houston, issued a Code Maroon on its emergency website just before 12:30 p.m. CT, instructing students and school personnel to avoid the area.