Texas Tech University shooting: Police officer dead, suspect in custody; campus lockdown lifted

A Texas Tech University police officer was shot and killed on Tuesday at the campus police headquarters, according to media reports.

The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Hollis Daniels, was apprehended and the campus lockdown was lifted.

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

Cook said officers brought the suspect to the campus police station for standard debriefing.

During this time, Cook said the suspect pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him.

The suspect then fled.

University officials had issued an alert to students on social media, urging those on campus to "take shelter in a safe location."

Reuters further reported that a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team was dispatched to find the suspect.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Oct 10, 2017 08:20 AM

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