Update: Police have confirmed that the suspect has also died, according to CBS affiliate KBTX.
A midday shooting near the Texas A&M campus in College Station hits close to home for Longhorns.
While details are few, A&M officials are reporting that a suspect has been taken into custody after opening fire from a house located a block or two away from campus, killing one police officer and one male civilian and injuring four.
At a press conference, College Station Police Department Assistant Chief Scott McCollum said officers reported to a “shots fired” call at the intersection of Fidelity and Highland near the A&M campus. The shooter, who was barricaded inside a house, opened fire. The officers shot the suspect, who was then taken into custody.
McCollum revealed the identity of the officer who was fatally wounded to be Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann. The identity of the male civilian killed is still unknown. One College Station police officer was shot in the leg and is in stable condition, and a female civilian is currently in surgery with a gunshot wound. Two officers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Texas A&M’s emergency system, Code Maroon, alerted students of an active shooter near Kyle Field just before 12:30 p.m. The scene is now under control and there is no longer a danger to the public.
Our thoughts go out to the Texas A&M community, though no connection between the shooting and the university has been established at this time.
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