Thomas Caffall, often referred to as "Trey," has been identified by local authorities as the man who opened fire near Texas A&M University yesterday afternoon, an incident that resulted in the death of a police officer and a College Station resident on the scene.
Four others were injured and Caffall was also killed in the shootout.
The attack began after a constable attempted to serve an eviction notice to Caffall.
From there, officials told KBTX-TV that "it appears that the shooter [was] shooting from a house with semi-automatic weapons," with the police report adding:
The suspect "engaged the officers with gunfire over a period of approximately 30 minutes before he was shot by a College Station officer."
According to KBTX anchor Steve Fullhart, Caffall's mother released a statement last night that said her son had "been ill" and: "It breaks our hearts his illness led to this."
This tragedy took place just six days after seven people were killed inside a Wisconsin Sikh temple, and just a few weeks after 12 movie goers were shot dead while watching The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.