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Eviction notice leads to 3 shooting deaths near Texas A&M campus

8:14 PM, Aug 13, 2012   |    comments
Law enforcement officers congregate at the site of a shooting near Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
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CBS/AP) COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A Texas law enforcement officer attacked as he brought an eviction notice to a house Monday was among three people, including a shooter inside the home, killed Monday near a Texas university.


A 65-year-old man also died, while three other law enforcement officers and a 55-year-old woman were wounded, in the shootings at an off-campus home not far from the Texas A&M University's football stadium, College Station Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum said.


Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann had gone to a home with an eviction notice just after 12 p.m., McCollum said. A man in his mid-30s who lived there opened fire from inside, he said.


Officers responding to calls describing an officer down saw Bachmann wounded on the ground in the front yard, then got into what McCollum described as an extended shootout with the gunman, who eventually was shot.


Both Bachmann and the gunman were later pronounced dead at a hospital. Officials did not say where the other man who died was shot or why he, or the woman who was wounded, was at the home.


The woman had surgery Monday afternoon, and one of the injured officers was being treated for a gunshot wound in the calf, McCollum said. Two other officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries not from gunfire, but McCollum would not say how they were hurt.


The shooting prompted Texas A&M to send out an alert warning students and residents to stay away from the area.


A witness told KHOU by phone that the suspect exchanged gunfire with police for several minutes.


Agnew said officers had established a perimeter around the area shortly after the shooting just east of the Texas A&M campus, but they do not believe a second suspect was involved. He said police don't know if the shooter was a student at the university.


The school had issued an alert on its website just before 12:30 p.m. warning of an active shooter. The alert warned residents and students to avoid the area, and was later updated with the shooter taken into custody.


Texas A&M spokeswoman Sherylon Carroll said most students were not on campus Monday. The fall semester does not begin until August 27.


"It appeared to be fairly quiet," Carroll said of campus. "It didn't appear to be a lot of people out and about at that particular time."


College Station is about 90 miles northwest of Houston. Texas A&M is home to more than 50,000 students, according to its website.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an A&M alumnus, said at an event in Florida that his "prayers are with any of those that have been injured."



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© 2012 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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