22-year-old dies in shootout with authorities
A recent Del Mar College graduate was killed in a shootout with federal authorities after opening fire at a Dallas courthouse Monday morning, officials have confirmed.
Brian Isaack Clyde, 22, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the gun battle outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building, according to the Associated Press. Nobody was injured in the shooting and a motive remains unknown.
Del Mar College said Clyde was a recent graduate.
“An individual named Brian Isaack Clyde graduated from Del Mar College in May 2019 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nondestructive Testing Technology,” the college said in a statement. “Clyde was recognized as an Outstanding Academic Student at the Annual Recognition Ceremony held by the College in April 2019.”
Clyde attended Del Mar from summer 2017 through spring 2019, according to the college.
No complaints were filed against Clyde during his time at Del Mar, and he did not file any against others, the college said in response to a Texas Public Information Act request.
Professionals in the nondestructive testing technology field “examine vehicles and structures for flaws and defects using non-destructive techniques and prepare results on their findings,” Del Mar’s website states. The program had 57 students in the spring semester, according to a statement from the college.
According to his Facebook page, which showed a video of Clyde speaking at an awards ceremony in the Retama Room, Clyde received the Outstanding Student Award for Nondestructive Applied Technology in late April.
The Facebook page, which was disabled shortly after the shooting, contained several posts about weapons and ammunition, including a photo of 10 rifle magazines posted Saturday.
“… I decided to finish getting all of my mags. 2 40 rounders and 8 30 rounders total,” the post read.
A photo of the shooter outside the courthouse shows a masked man wearing several similar magazines while holding a rifle.
Clyde’s Facebook page showed him wearing an Army uniform in February 2017. Public records show he was discharged that same year.