Suspect apprehended after fatally shooting Texas Tech police officer

A deadly shooting reported on the campus of Texas Tech (Nexstar/Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP/WPRI) — Texas Tech University in Lubbock has a suspect in custody after a campus police officer was shot and killed.

University spokesman Chris Cook said campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and, upon entering the room, found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

This undated photo provided by Texas Tech University shows Hollis Daniels. A Texas Tech University police officer has been shot and killed at the campus police headquarters, prompting a lockdown of the campus on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. University spokesman Chris Cook says campus police brought Daniels, suspected of drug violations to police headquarters on Monday. The suspect pulled a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him and then fled on foot and has not been captured, according to Cook. (Texas Tech University via AP)

Officers then brought the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Hollis Daniels, to the police station for standard debriefing.


While at the station, Cook said the suspect pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him. The suspect then fled on foot.

University officials issued a lockdown alert to students on social media, noting that the suspect had not been apprehended. The alert urged those on campus “to take shelter in a safe location.”

After apprehending Daniels, the university lifted the lockdown.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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