Three Dead in Shooting Near Texas A&M

Gunman killed in exchange of gunfire

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 9:30 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
In Memoriam

AP

Law enforcement officers at the site of a shooting near Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Police say the gunman has died after a shooting that killed a constable and a civilian Monday near the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. Monday, Texas A&M University issued a Code Maroon, warning people in the 2000-block of Fidelity Drive of an "active shooter" in the area. At 12:44 p.m., the university posted an additional alert indicating the shooter was in custody.

Since that time, there were widespread reports of as many as six people shot at a residence off-campus, including two police officers.

At a news conference Monday afternoon, Assistant Chief Scott McCollum said officers were dispatched to the home after gunshots were reported.  When officers arrived, McCollum said, they were immediately under fire.

The officers returned fire and shot the gunman, who later died.  The identity of the gunman has not been revealed.

Also killed in the exchange were 41-year-old Constable Brian Bachmann and a civilian, according to the Associated Press.

KBTX-TV reports Bachmann was serving eviction papers at the home when the shooting began.

Several others were wounded in the exchange of gunfire including a female who is hospitalized and undergoing surgery and a police officer who was shot in the leg.   According to KCEN-TV, two other officers suffered non life-threatening injuries.

College Station Medical Center told NBC News that they have five patients from the shooting, including two for gunshot wounds and a third for shrapnel wounds.  Two others complained of chest pains and dizziness. None of the patients are critical and the hospital canceled its mass casualty status.

Code Maroon is Texas A&M University's emergency notification system. Code Maroon uses multiple notification methods in a best effort to reach campus members in an emergency – by SMS text message, Texas A&M Email (Neo), KAMU-FM radio, campus cable television, Emergency Alert System radios, computer alerts, classroom alerts, Twitter and RSS.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out