Texas A&M shooting: three dead including alleged gunman

Texas A&M shooting: three dead including alleged gunman

San Francisco : CA : USA | Aug 14, 2012 at 12:38 PM PDT
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In another shootout incident, three people were left dead when law enforcement officials came to serve an eviction notice to Thomas Alton Caffall. Caffall opened fire on Country Constable Brian Bachmann, 41. Shots were exchanged which left Bachman, Caffall and another man dead near Texas A&M University on Monday.

Caffall’s family said of him that he was a "ticking time bomb" that was ready to blow.

"He was crazy as hell," Richard Weaver, Thomas Caffall's stepfather, told Houston station KPRC television. They informed the authorities soon after they suspected something was wrong.

"At one point, we were afraid that he was going to come up here and do something to his mother and me," Weaver said.

Another acquaintance who knew Caffall told The Eagle newspaper that he “fits the profile of a dude who might snap.”

Caffall spoke about guns and war a lot and seemed depressed, Kemp told the newspaper.

"I don’t know the guy well, but I’ve been around him enough to know, well, that I’m not surprised at all,” Kemp said. He further added that he heard that Caffall was going to pawn some of his guns to pay his rent.

After exchanging gun fire, Caffall, 35, died after a SWAT officer shot him down. The gunfire lasted for 30 minutes in College Station, Texas around 12:45 p.m. Another tragic shoot out results in a loss of innocent lives.

It all began after Caffall shot down Brian Bachmann who was trying to serve him an eviction notice. Bachmann was married with two kids. Police immediately came to the crime scene and found Bachmann lying in the front yard bleeding profusely from his wounds. Witnesses say they heard 30 shots from a semiautomatic weapon, as cops tried covering behind their vehicles and telling neighbors to stay inside their homes.

Rigo Cisneros, a former Army medic and neighbor recorded some of the gunfight while covering beneath the bushes in his yard. Cisneros was given permission by the police to help Bachmann suffering from his wounds.

“I performed CPR. There were no vital signs on the constable when I got there,” Cisneros told The Eagle. “He took one clear gunshot wound to the chest.”

Cisneros also said he tried to help Caffall who was shot multiple times. “(He) looked up at me and asked me to apologize to the officer that was shot,” the 40-year-old medic said.

Caffall was still conscious when the paramedics took him away but died shortly afterwards.

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Texas A&M gunman identified as Thomas Alton Caffall (Image: Reuters)
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