A new cellphone video offers a rare glimpse into the chaos surrounding Monday's deadly shooting blocks from Texas A&M University that took three lives and wounded four others.
In a brief video filmed by area resident and former military medic Rigo Cisneros, police are seen swarming the College Station home of Thomas Alton Caffall, who fatally shot constable Brian Bachmann upon receiving an eviction notice. A 43-year-old male civilian — Chris Northcliff of College Station, the shooter's landlord — was also killed in the shooting, and four others were shot.
"I was asking him questions, like if he knew he was allergic to anything," Cisneros said. "He looked up at me and asked me to apologize to the officer that was shot."
After calling 911 when he first heard the shots, Cisneros took cover in an outcropping of bushes as his cell phone recorded police rushing to the scene.
"Put your hands where I can see them," shouts one officer in the video as he runs towards Caffall's house. "If you move, you are dead."
Although eager to assist, police asked the medic to keep away from the area until they secured the area. By the time he reached Bachmann, the constable was already gone.
"I performed CPR. There were no vital signs on the constable when I got there," Cisneros told The Bryan-College Station Eagle. "He took one clear gunshot wound to the chest."
The medic then turned to Caffall, who took several shots but remained lucid. "I was asking him questions, like if he knew he was allergic to anything," Cisneros said. "He looked up at me and asked me to apologize to the officer that was shot."
Caffall died of his wounds.
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