A Timeline of Madness

Published On: Aug 17 2012 04:31:38 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 17 2012 04:43:49 PM CDT
College Station, Texas -

The College Station Police Department has just released a timeline of events involving Monday's shooting rampage that rocked a neighborhood near the Texas A&M campus.

Among the details contained within this timeline is new information regarding a civilian who tried to stop Thomas Caffall, the fact that Caffall took Constable Brian Bachmann's gun after police say he killed him and how police say Caffall used his scoped rifle to target innocent by-standers who weren't close to his house.

I have also attached a map given to us by CSPD marking the different areas of Monday's gun battle.

Here's the timeline:

COLLEGE STATION POLICE DEPARTMENT

Since Monday, August 13th College Station Police Department officers and investigators, along with investigators from multiple other agencies have been working around the clock in an effort to gather information and evidence in this case. The College Station Police Department has been assisted by the following agencies during the initial call and the subsequent investigation: Bryan Police Department, Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Texas A&M University Police Department, Brazos County Constable Offices, City of College Station Marshall’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Division, Texas DPS Emergency Management, Texas DPS State Crash Team, Texas DPS Aircraft Section, Texas Ranger Company A, Texas Ranger Company B, and Texas Ranger Company F.

As a result of the continued investigation, the following timeline of events has been determined. Note that the times provided are approximate times.

12:11 PM – First 911 call received. Caller advised that an officer had just been shot and he thought that his girlfriend (Holdsworth) had been shot also.

Numerous 911 calls were received including a call reporting that Northcliffe had been shot.

Holdsworth was shot as she pulled her vehicle into a driveway in the 600 block of Highlands.

Northcliffe was next to a parked vehicle in the 600 block of Highlands when he was shot.

Witnesses also told police that the suspect approached Constable Bachmann, after shooting him and removed his duty weapon from his gun belt.

During this same time period a civilian in the 600 block of Highlands fired 5-6 rounds from a small caliber handgun towards the suspect.

12:14 PM – First officers arrive on scene and approach from Maryem Street. They immediately come under fire from the suspect.

12:18 PM – Additional units begin arriving and set up a perimeter.
Shortly after arriving on scene Officer Oehlke was shot in the calf by the suspect.

12:28 PM - Two officers arrive at Park Place and Fidelity. Using a patrol vehicle as cover they attempt to reach Holdsworth and Northcliffe.

12:30 PM – Two SWAT officers arrive on scene and formulate a react plan.

12:35 PM – Suspect is shot and secured by CSPD officers.

Between 12:14 and 12:35 PM the following incidents occurred.

The suspect continually fires rounds at officers from his front porch.

The suspect retreats into his house between rounds of fire.

Several firearms were recovered from the suspect’s house including Constable Bachmann’s service weapon. It does not appear that Constable Bachmann’s weapon had been fired.

The suspects weapons are described as follows:
Dragunov 7.62x54 semi-automatic sniper rifle
SA vz. 58 7.62 mm assault rifle
40 caliber Glock Model 35 pistol
Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle

In excess of 65 rounds were fired by the suspect during the incident.

The number of rounds fired by law enforcement officers are still being determined.

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