Attorney: Gunman in Shootout Had 'Mental Issues'

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- An attorney for the family of a gunman who was among three people killed in a shootout at a home near Texas A&M University says the gunman had been suffering from "mental issues."

Attorney W. Tyler Moore declined to elaborate on Tuesday what kind of mental problems 35-year-old Thomas Alton Caffall III had.

Moore said Caffall's family had lost contact with him since the spring. Moore says he had known Caffall since he was 4 years old and that "he wasn't the same kid that he used to be."

Police say Caffall opened fire Monday from inside his College Station home as he was being served an eviction notice. A law enforcement officer and a bystander were also killed in the shootout. Four people were injured.

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Police say a gunman was being served an eviction notice before he opened fire from inside a home near Texas A&M and killed a law enforcement officer.

College Station Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum says Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann was among three people, including the gunman, killed in a shootout at the house Monday.

McCollum says a 65-year-old man was the third person killed. A woman and three law enforcement officers also were injured.

McCollum says Bachmann went to the off-campus home near A&M's football stadium early Monday afternoon when the gunman opened fire. Other officers responded to the scene after receiving a call that an officer was down.

The shooting prompted Texas A&M to send out an alert warning students and residents to stay away from the area.

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Police say the gunman has died after a shooting that killed a law enforcement officer and another civilian near the Texas A&M University campus.

Bryan Police Department spokesman Jon Agnew says two other law enforcement officers and another woman also were injured in the Monday shooting in College Station. Bryan police are assisting in the investigation.

Assistant College Station Police Chief Scott McCollum earlier identified the officer killed as Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann.

College Station is about 90 miles northwest of Houston.
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Police: Gunman in shooting near Texas A&M has died; in addition to constable, 1 other civilian.
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Police say at least one law enforcement officer and one civilian have been killed in a shooting near Texas A&M University's campus.

Assistant Chief Scott McCollum says the gunman also was shot Monday before being taken into custody.

McCollum say the officer killed was a constable with Brazos County.

He says a College Station police officer and another woman also were injured in the shooting.

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Police say 1 officer, 1 civilian killed in shooting near Texas A&M University.

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Police say two officers and one other person have been injured in a shooting near the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Bryan Police spokesman Jon Agnew says the shooter is in custody Monday. Agnew says officers have established a perimeter around the area just east of campus, but they don't believe a second suspect is involved.

Agnew says police don't know if shooter was a student at A&M.

Bryan is College Station's sister city and its officers are assisting in the case.


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