Shooting Near Texas A&M Kills Officer, Civilian
College Station, TX (CBS/AP) - Police say at least one law enforcement officer and one civilian have been killed in a shooting near Texas A&M University’s campus.
Assistant Chief Scott McCollum says the gunman also was shot Monday before being taken into custody.
McCollum say the officer killed was a constable with Brazos County. According to CBS affiliate KHOU’s sister station WFAA, an employee with Brazos County said the shooting occurred as an eviction notice was being served, WFAA also reports.
He says a College Station police officer and another woman also were injured in the shooting.
A witness told KHOU by phone that the suspect was firing shots from a house near the campus.
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 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.