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UPDATE: The police constable killed in a deadly shootout near Texas A&M University on Monday was serving eviction papers to the gunman, the Associated Press reports.
The gunman, 35-year-old Thomas Alton Caffall, was also killed. While no motive has been released, Caffall's apparently wide online presence has left lots of fodder for speculation. On his alleged Facebook page, for example, Caffall lists snipers Vasily Zaytsev and Carlos Hathcock as inspirational people, as CNN points out. Three of his seven profile pictures are of guns.
The third victim of the shooting has been identified as Chris Northcliff, 43, of College Station, Texas. He's believed to have been caught up in the gunfire.
Police still don't have a detailed explanation of what unfolded before officers arrived on the scene for a half-hour shootout with Caffall after neighbors called 911 to report gunfire.
Monday, Aug. 13: Three people were killed Monday after a gunman exchanged fire with police near Texas A&M University's College Station campus. The dead included: the shooter, a police constable, and a civilian.
Local police said that a handful of others had been taken to the hospital for treatment, including at least one other law enforcement official.
NBC News reports that both the shooter and the civilian have not yet been identified but that the slain Brazos County police constable was 41-year-old Brian Bachmann.
Texas A&M posted an alert on its website at 12:29 p.m. local time warning the community that an "active shooter" was near the university's football stadium, Kyle Field. Fifteen minutes later, the school announced that the suspected gunman had been taken into custody but nonetheless instructed people to avoid the area. A police spokesman later told reporters that the suspect was injured in a gun battle with police.
Local news outlets The Eagle and KBTX-TV reported Monday afternoon that at least one other law enforcement official was shot. Details about the civilians injured in the shooting remains scarce, although reports suggest that a total of five people were transported to the College Station Medical Center, three of whom had sustained gunshot wounds of some kind.
The Eagle with more details on the afternoon shooting:
The incident appears to have unfolded about 12:15 p.m. at a house in the historical district of the city close to George Bush Drive. The Eagle's police scanner early on picked up dispatchers saying that two officers were wounded. Initial reports state one was a constable. Authorities confirmed that the suspect was in custody; it wasn't clear if gunfire was exchanged.
At an afternoon news conference, police said that the gunman had opened fire with an automatic weapon from inside a house.