The mother of Thomas Caffall, who allegedly killed two people at a shootout near Texas A&M University before police shot and killed him, said her son had been battling mental health problems for years. Caffall, known to his family as "Tres," reportedly opened fire when he realized he was being served an eviction notice, killing constable Brian Bachmann, a bystander, and injuring four others on Monday afternoon. "Losing a child is a parent's worst nightmare," Linda Weaver, the gunman's mother, told CNN. "This is worse."
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