Most Identities Released in College Station ShootingFeatured Stories, News Monday, August 13th, 2012
An exchange of gunfire in a College Station neighborhood Monday during the noon hour resulted in three deaths, two undergoing surgeries, and two others treated for non-life threatening injuries.
According to College Station Police Department (CSPD) Assistant Chief Scott McCollum, those who died were Brazos County Precinct One Constable Brian Bachmann, the shooter was 35 year old Thomas Caffall of College Station, and 43 year old Chris Northcliff of College Station.
A woman approximately 55 years old is in critical condition following surgery at St. Joseph-Bryan. Her identity has not been released.
CSPD officer Justin Oehlke, who was shot in the calf, is in stable condition following surgery. Officer Brad Smith received hospital treatment then was released, and Officer Phil Dorsett was treated at the scene.
McCollum says a citizen reported at 12:12 p.m. shots were fired from a home at 211 Fidelity. Upon arrival, officers saw Bachmann down in front of a residence. McCollum says the suspect traded gunfire for 30 minutes before he was shot by a College Station officer.
McCollum says Bachmann had gone to the home to serve eviction papers when the gunfire began. Witness Stephen Capps, who works at a nearby convenience store, told Fox News Radio the suspect was on the front porch when he shot the constable.
The home, at the corner of Fidelity and Highland, is part of a neighborhood south of Texas A&M University. It is bordered by George Bush Drive, Anderson Street, Holleman Drive, and Wellborn Road.
6:15 p.m. update includes a brief statement updating the condition of two shooting victims following surgery.
ShootingScottMcCollum081412-3.mp35:30 p.m. update from CS Police Assistant Chief Scott McCollum.
Brian Bachmann’s home church, Christ United Methodist in College Station, is hosting a prayer vigil tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m.
Update with information during 4 p.m. update from College Station Police:
CS PD Assistant Chief Scott McCollum says Brian Bachmann was serving an eviction notice at the time of the gunfire.
McCollum says one officer was shot in the calf and two other officers were taken to the hospital.
McCollum says the initial report of shots fired came from a citizen.
No other names have been released. McCollum says the man who initiated the gunfire and later died from gunfire was in his mid-30’s. The unidentified man who died from gunfire was 65. The woman hit by gunfire and underwent surgery at St. Joseph-Bryan is 55.
Shooting081312McCollum-2.mp34 p.m. news conference comments from College Station PD Assistant Chief Scott McCollum.
Update at 4:00 p.m.-while waiting for another update from College Station Police:
There are a total of three injured, an unidentified woman who was taken to St. Joseph-Bryan and underwent surgery. St. Joseph lists the woman in serious condition. Two College Station Police officers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A&M United Methodist Church is holding a prayer service this (Monday) evening in memory of those affected. The service begins at 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary. The church is located on University Drive in the Northgate district.
Update 2:45 p.m.:
An exchange of gunfire in a College Station neighborhood Monday afternoon resulted in three deaths and two injuries.
College Station Police report the suspect in the shooting is dead along with Brazos County Precinct 1 Constable Brian Bachmann and an unidentified man.
A College Station Police officer was shot in the leg and an unidentified woman is in surgery with gunshot wounds.
ShootingScottMcCollum081412-1.mp3News Conference comments from Scott McCollum, Assistant Chief, College Station Police Department
Multiple injuries are reported from gunfire Tuesday afternoon in College Station.
Authorities responded shortly before 12:30 p.m. to the 200 block of Fidelity, which is south and east of the intersection of Wellborn Road and George Bush Drive.
A suspect was taken into custody about 15 minutes later.
ShootingJonAgnew081412-1.mp3News Conference comments from Bryan PD Officer Jon Agnew.
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