Eviction Prompts TX Shooting, Three Dead; Mother Blames Mental Problems


The simple act of serving an eviction notice during the sleepy days before fall classes begin at Texas A&M University turned into a half-hour shootout that left three people dead, including a constable, and four injured, reports the San Antonio Express-News. Constable Brian Bachmann arrived at a small one-story home near the university campus shortly after noon yesterday.

He never got to the door. Thomas Alton Caffall III, the 35-year-old occupant who was being put out, met the constable outside. The confrontation sparked an exchange of gunfire that would kill or injure seven people. Video shot by a neighborh showed officers storming the house, yelling “do not move” to Caffall over and over again. The gunman exchanged fire with police. Within minutes, the constable and the gunman were lying in the yard with bullet wounds. Caffall’s mother, Linda Weaver, told the Huffington Post her son had been having “difficulties” with his mental health in recent years. “The minute I saw the TV, I knew it was him,” she said. “I’ve been that worried about him.”

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