Candlelight Vigil Held for Victims of Shooting Near Texas A&M


0  Updated at 6:51 am, August 14th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Hemera/Thinkstock(COLLEGE STATION, Texas) — A candlelight vigil was held at Texas A&M University Monday night for the victims of a shooting near the College Station campus earlier that day.

About 200 students came out to remember longtime Constable Brian Bachmann, 41, who was shot and killed by a man when he attempted to serve him an eviction notice.  The alleged gunman, Thomas Caffall, 35, was eventually gunned down by police, but not before he killed a passerby, 43-year-old Chris Northcliff, and injured four others, including three police officers.

Bachmann had been a Brazos County Deputy since 1993 and had served as a constable for 13 years, according to ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV.

Students were alerted to the shooting just before 12:30 p.m. Monday, when the university issued an electronic alert, warning them of an “active shooter” in a residential area near the school’s football stadium.

By 12:44 p.m, students were alerted that the gunman was in custody, but to continue to avoid the area.

The shooting happened just weeks before students and faculty arrive for the start of the fall semester.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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