More on the College Station shootings | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More on the College Station shootings

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Quite a bit more detail here on the shootings in College Station, Texas, yesterday that left three dead, including the gunman and a constable, and four wounded, including three law officers.

Trouble began when officers tried to serve an eviction notice.

RECENT ACQUISTION: Gun pictured on Texas shooters Facebook page.
  • RECENT ACQUISTION: Gun pictured on Texas shooter's Facebook page.

Though the gunman, Thomas Caffall, apparently was behind rent, he had been able to acquire plenty of weaponry. From NY Times blog:

On his Facebook page, Mr. Caffall described himself as divorced and Christian.

“I am pulling a cross between Forrest Gump and Jack Kerouac (without the drugs),” he wrote. “I’m on the road, permanently.”

He had photos of several weapons on the page, including an assault rifle pictured in its box with two banana-shaped ammunition clips and an instruction manual for a Czech-made SA Vz.58 rifle that he wrote had cost $799. Also pictured was what he described as a Mosin Nagant rifle, a weapon once made in the Soviet Union, complete with bayonet and two boxes of ammunition.

“I’ll be at the gun range as much as I can,” he said in the caption to one photo.

He also included a photo of his dog, Lucy.

The Facebook page included a favorite quote:

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (20)

Showing 1-20 of 20

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-20 of 20

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017
  • Kenneth Starr: A comment from Betsey Wright

    Betsey Wright, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was Arkansas governor, responds bitterly to a New York Times article today quoting Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's warm words about Clinton. She can't forget the lives Starr ruined in Arkansas.
    • May 24, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation