One of two officers shot during an incident on Fidelity Street in College Station has died, according to several sources.
The incident appears to have unfolded about 12:15 p.m. at a house in the historical district of the city close to George Bush Drive. The Eagle’s police scanner early on picked up dispatchers saying that two officers were wounded. Initial reports state one was a constable.
Authorities confirmed that the suspect was in custody; it wasn’t clear if gunfire was exchanged. The person apparently was barricaded in a home for a short period.
Officials at the scene would not release any information, other than to say the public was not in danger. It wasn’t clear how many people were shot and if any civilians were wounded, but initial scanner reports said hospitals should expect “mass casualties.”
More information has emerged regarding this afternoon’s shooting down in College Station, Texas. Authorities have still not confirmed any civilian casualties, or the conditions of other officers wounded by the suspect. ABC13 is currently providing a livestream of continuing events at the scene, and KBTX is expected to stream a CSPD press conference shortly. (ht to Matt Keys)
Update: The officer killed in the line of duty this afternoon has been confirmed to be Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.