Texas T&M University Shooting: Gunman Identified as Thomas Alton Caffal, Three declared Dead Including Gunman
Aug 13, 2012 10:45 PM EDT
COLLEGE STATION, Texas. - In a recent development in the Texas A&M University shooting, police have identified the alleged shooter as 35-year-old Thomas Alton Caffal. Police tell the Associated Press that Caffal was given an eviction notice while on A&M campus grounds. Caffal then opened at Brazos County Constable Brian Bachman, who was later pronounced dead.
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College Station Assistant Police Chief Scotr McCollum told AP that another female police officer was also killed in the altercation and so was the alleged gunman. Reports whether the gunman shot himself or was killed in a police encounter still remain unclear.
College Station Police revealed that in addition to the three victims killed, three others have been wounded, but the extent of their injuries has not been disclosed as of now.
This Monday, another fatal attack took place when alleged gunman Caffal reportedly, opened fire on campus of the Texas A&M University.
The University immediately issued a "code maroon," warning everyone on campus about an "active shooter," as reported by Reuters. Students and employees alike were told to remain where there were and not go near campus.
The website warned: "Active shooter in the area immediately southeast of the intersection of Welborn Rd and George Bush Drive," as reported by the New York Times. Later, the site was updated to "Update on active shooter in College Station: The location of the active shooter is in the 200 block of Fidelity Dr. Stay away from the area. 12:38 PM...Update on active shooter: CSPD reports that the shooter is in custody. Continue to avoid the area. 12:44 PM," as reported by the Inquisitor as the last update.
Police reported that the alleged gunman was taken to the hospital after being shot, and was declared dead after some time. There are no specifics of whether the gun wounds was self-inflicted are, but police confirm the gunman fired shots from his house using semi-automatic weapons.
The College Station Police Department (CSPD) is expected to give a "Live" news conference in the coming hours regarding the incident.
On July 20, James Egan Holmes opened fire at an Aurora movie theatre during a midnight screening of the Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 and injuring 59 others. Later on August 5th Wade Michael Page, opened fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, killing six and injuring three others. This is the third shooting within the three weeks.