Texas Tech campus police officer shot & killed; Suspect apprehended

Suspect: Hollis Daniels

10:18p – Update

Texas Tech University shooter identified as 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. (Photo: Texas Tech University via AP)

9:38p – Update

Texas Tech twitter reports ALL CLEAR.  Suspect has been apprehended.  Campus lock down lifted.

9:18p – Update

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech University in Lubbock was placed on lockdown after a campus police officer was shot and killed.

University spokesman Chris Cook said campus police made a student welfare Monday evening and, upon entering the room, found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers then brought the suspect 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 and remains at large.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

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.”

Additional information was not immediately available.

Initial story

(Reuters) – A person was shot on Monday at the Texas Tech University police division in Lubbock and the campus was placed on lockdown, according to police and a Twitter message from the university.

A special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team was dispatched to look for the suspect, who was still at large, Lubbock police Officer J. Rodgers said by phone. He confirmed that one person was shot at the school’s police division but declined to immediately provide any other details.

The person shot was a police officer who has died, Lubbock television station KCBD reported.

The message on the university’s Twitter page advised people at the campus to take shelter.

[This is a developing story.  Updates will be posted as more information is received.]

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