Texas shooter’s stepfather: ‘He was crazy as hell’

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 9:38 EDT
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After authorities identified the man who killed two people and wounded several others in a College Station, Texas shooting Monday, the shooter’s stepfather said the gunman was “crazy as hell.”

According to KPRC-TV, 35-year-old Thomas Caffall opened fire on Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann while Bachmann was serving him an eviction notice at his home near the campus of Texas A&M University.

Police say Caffall also shot and killed 43-year-old Chris Northcliff and wounded another unidentified officer and another civilian, 55-year-old Barbara Holdsworth, who was in critical condition as of late Monday night. Bachmann and Caffall both died in the hospital Monday.

Caffall’s stepfather, Richard Weaver, told the station his family was devastated by Caffall’s actions, but that they hoped he would kill himself before he commit this kind of atrocity.

“He was crazy as hell,” Weaver said. “At one point, we were afraid that he was going to come up here and do something to his mother and me.”

Weaver also said Caffall had quit his last job nine months ago promising “never to work for anybody ever again.”

KBTX-TV reported Monday night that Caffall’s Facebook page was replete with photos of weapons. His mother, Linda Weaver, sent the station a statement saying the family was “shocked and devastated” by his actions.

“Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the deceased and the wounded victims.”

KBTX’s report on the shooting, aired Monday night, can be seen below:

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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