Mon August 13, 2012
Shooting Near A&M Campus in College Station
Update 5 (4:48 p.m.): An afternoon shooting in College Station has left three people dead, including a law officer, the shooter, and an apparent bystander.
Constable Brian Bachman was killed while serving an eviction notice at a home near the Texas A&M campus. Neighbors heard the gunshots and called College Station police. An ensuing shootout left two more officers wounded.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, died later of his injuries. Reports of gunfire led University officials to issue a Code Maroon -- alerting students of the shooting and telling them to take cover until the situation was under control.
Update 4: KBTX News tweets a total of three individuals are dead -- Constable Brian Bachmann, an unnamed civilian, and the alleged shooter.
Update 3: The College Station Sheriff's Office has confirmed the second death of a civilian, but has no other details at this time.
Update 2: The Eagle is now reporting that one officer was killed in the College Station shooting.
Update: The College Station newspaper, The Eagle, reports that its police scanners picked up an announcement that two officers had been hit by gunfire from the off-campus shooter.
Local television station KBTX reports on its website that, according to the College Station Police Department, there are no confirmed fatalities.
Original post (1:34p.m.): Texas A&M University is reporting that a shooter is in custody as of 12:44 this afternoon, after earlier reports of an “active shooter” in the 200 block of Fidelity Drive in College Station.
The University issued a “Code Maroon” warning and advised people to avoid the area.
Houston’s KHOU reports that at least two people have been shot. KHOU reports that police say the shooter was firing from a house near campus and that “multiple casualties” were involved.
More on this story as it develops.