Breaking News: Man Killed After Opening Gunfire Near Texas A&M
A police officer and civilian were killed in a Monday shooting near the Texas A&M University campus, officials said. The shooter was also killed.
Killed were Brazos Country Constable Brian Bachman, 41, who was attempting to serve an eviction notice, and another male civilian. A female bystander was shot and has been hospitalized. Another officer, who was also struck by gunfire, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Agnew said officers established a perimeter around the area just east of campus.
Agnew said police don’t know if the shooter was an A&M student.
The school had issued an alert on its website just before 12:30 p.m. warning of an active shooter near the campus football stadium, Kyle Field. The warning told residents and students to avoid the area, and was later updated with the shooter taken into custody.
Texas A&M spokeswoman Sherylon Carroll could not confirm details about the shooting, but said most students were not on campus Monday and the fall semester does not begin until Aug. 27.
College Station is about 90 miles northwest of Houston. Texas A&M is home to more than 50,000 students, according to its website.