New Details Emerge On College Station Shooting Suspect

So who was the troubled man living in that house on Fidelity Street who began shooting when he was about to be evicted?

Thomas "Tres" Caffall was eventually shot and killed by police inside that home.

News 3 spoke with Caffall's stepfather Tuesday and takes a closer look at the suspect's background.

We may never know all the reasons why 35-year-old Thomas "Tres" Caffall allegedly opened fire in College Station.

But we are learning more about who he was.

Caffall grew up in Bryan and attended Bryan High School in 1992 and 1993.

He also was listed as a BISD substitute teacher from 1997-2003 and once served in the Army and was divorced.

His Facebook page shows a number of pictures with guns and a comment saying he enjoyed the gun range.

People that inspired him included military snipers.

In Grimes County Ronald Wilson was working at a relative's home unaware the suspected shooter's parents live just down the road.

Caffall's family is well known in the area.

"I really don't know him that well, but it's sad to know that. Well, how I know of them is they deal with the bees. The Weaver Family, that's a pretty good family," said Wilson who lives in the Grimes County community of Courtney.

Caffall's stepfather Richard Weaver and mother Linda declined to meet with us when we stopped by their home.

While News 3 wasn't able to speak in person at the family home Richard Weaver told us he wishes his stepson had only harmed himself, rather than including others.

He also told us they believe Caffall may have been bipolar and they had attempted to get him help.

"He always liked guns," recalled friend Preston Kieffer.

During an interview in Temple, Kieffer said Caffall was a good Christian man when they worked together at a Temple Best Buy several years back.

"He would always listen to Frank Sinatra and stuff and he was actually a really strong Christian whenever he would like talk to other people and stuff. So that's when whenever I heard about this it kind of shook me strange," he recounted.

And in rural Grimes County the same sentiment.

"I feel for the family. It's all I can say," said Ronald Wilson.

A devastating tragedy for everyone involved.

Caffall was arrested once in Bell County in 2006 for driving with an invalid license.

His stepfather also told us Tres left his job several months ago for an unknown reason.

KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 166199786 -
Gray Television, Inc.