Resident Living at Fidelity Street Shooter’s House Reflects on Tragic Day

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

The neighborhood where Constable Brian Bachmann was shot and killed has changed within the year. New homes have been built, and the home where the shooter, Thomas Caffall, used to live was recently rented.

"It was pretty shocking. College Station is just a pretty quiet town. Nothing really ever happens,” said Garret Oliver who has close ties to the crime scene. "We just try not to think about it too much."

He now lives there.

"We liked the location. It was up for rent. We just liked it. We liked the big backyard,” said Oliver.

A few weeks ago, the college student and a couple of roommates moved in to the house where Thomas Caffal once lived. It's where police say Caffal shot and killed Constable Brian Bachmann.

"When we told our friends that this was the house, they were pretty shocked. They asked how we could do it because they said they would not have lived here,” said Oliver.

"That was a big question when we told family and friends of what happened here. Me and my roommate, it didn't really bother us that much. We sat down and talked about it for a little bit and then decided to go ahead and do it."

Now a year after the fatal shooting, old homes have been demolished and big rental homes are being put up cad-e-corner from the house on Fidelity Street.

"We really want to respect officer Bachmann and everyone who was hurt and injured and killed.”

The city of College Station says rental houses are still being constructed in that area.

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