Officer, bystander killed in shootout near Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- A man opened fire Monday at his house near the campus of A&M University in eastern Texas after being served an eviction notice, killing a law enforcement officer and a bystander before being shot dead by police officers, officials said.

The incident began just after 12:10 p.m. local time when a Brazos County Constable was serving eviction papers at a residence on Fidelity Street near the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Responding officers were also shot at by the homeowner, triggering a 30-minute firefight.

The University briefly issued a "Code Maroon", warning students and residents to remain inside and stay away from the area.

The College Station Police Department said the firefight ended when the gunman, identified as 35-year-old Thomas Caffall, was shot by a College Station Officer. The gunman was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, as well as Brazos County Precinct 1 Constable Brian Bachmann and 43-year-old bystander Chris Northcliff.

Four other people were injured, including a 55-year-old woman who underwent surgery after the shooting and three College Station police officers. One of the injured College Station police officers was treated at the scene and refused transport to a hospital, police spokeswoman Officer Rhonda Seaton said.

"As a result of the initial investigation, detectives have determined that Constable Bachmann had gone to a residence located at 211 Fidelity to serve eviction papers. Multiple state and local agencies are assisting the College Station Police Department in the continued investigation regarding this incident," Seaton said. "Updates will be provided as soon as they become available."

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