Police constable, civilian killed as gunman opens fire near Texas A&M

Police constable, civilian killed as gunman opens fire near Texas A&M
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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 2:50pm

A police constable and a civilian were killed when a gunman opened fire Monday near the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station.

Brian Bachmann, 41, the elected constable for Precinct 1 in Brazos County, was fatally injured, Assistant College Station Police Chief Scott McCollum told reporters. An unidentified civilian was pronounced dead and three other people were injured, not all of them by gunfire, he said. Bachmann had been a Brazos County sheriff's deputy since 1993, according to the Facebook page for his 2010 constable's campaign.

The gunman was injured in a gunbattle with police, McCollum said. Campus officials issued an alert to faculty and students for an "active shooter" two blocks southeast of the university, which houses the library of former President George W. Bush.

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