Officer, suspect among 3 dead in shooting near Texas A&M University
Multiple people, including a law enforcement officer, were shot and killed on Monday after a gunman opened fire near Texas A&M University, police in College Station, Texas, said. Local TV news station KBTX reported on its Facebook page that one cop was killed in the incident, as well as the suspect and a civilian.
The College Station Police Department has confirmed that Brian Bachmann, Constable Precinct 1 Brazos County, has died, according to KBTX. Police also say a male civilian was killed, and the suspect in the shooting has died.
The university issued a “code maroon” shortly after noon, warning students and employees that an “active shooter” was in the area west of campus and asking them to stay away.
The gunman fired shots from inside a home about two blocks from the campus, according to the university’s alert.
“We have been told to stay put,” said Keith Randall, a Texas A&M employee who was in his office. “They just asked us to stay where we are.”