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."
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- I hate Ayn Rand — but here's why my fellow conservatives love her
- 7 things the world's happiest people do every day
- The best online movies to watch this weekend
- The secret to Gabrielle Hamilton's amazing grilled cheese sandwiches
- The real story behind Deliver Us From Evil
- The 11 worst fast food restaurants in America
Subscribe to the Week