Criminal Defense Law Blog
In Other News: Texas A&M University Shooting
The gunman involved in the recent deadly shooting near Texas A&M University may have been dealing with mental health issues.
Former criminal defense lawyer W. Tyler Moore, an attorney for the family of the shooter, would not elaborate on what type of mental problems Thomas Caffall had. He simply said Caffall “wasn’t the same kid that he used to be,” adding “[I have] known him since he was 4 years old.” Richard Weaver, Caffall’s stepfather, was blunter: “He was crazy as hell.”
Both comments came on the heels of the recent deadly shooting near Texas A&M University, which began when Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann approached Caffall’s 2-bedroom rental home to serve an eviction notice. When the shooting was over, 3 people, including Bachmann and Caffall, were dead.
Bachmann’s death has been ruled a homicide. It is believed he was murdered by Caffall as he approached the home. Police indicated Caffall was in possession of multiple weapons. He was fatally wounded in a shootout with a responding SWAT team.