A gunman shot and killed a police officer and
a civilian Monday near the campus of Texas A&M University in College
Station, Texas, authorities said.
College Station Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum said that the suspect had wounded another police officer and a female civilian, who was in surgery at a local hospital. Two other officers suffered minor injuries.
"It is a tragedy," McCollum said in a press conference.
Police were "able to engage the gunman" and ended up shooting him and taking him into custody, McCollum said.
Fox News said the police officer may have been carrying out a routine eviction order. He was found down at the shooting site when College Station police arrived on the scene.
The suspect used an automatic weapon and was barricaded for some time, according to local broadcaster KBTX.
The shootings took place at the suspect's house, which was across the street from the university campus.
UPDATE: Reuters reports that the suspect has since died, bringing the death toll to three.
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