Suspect Confesses to Shooting Texas Tech Police Officer
LUBBOCK, TX -- Officials say a Texas Tech student, identified as 19-year-old Hollis A. Daniels, is still on the loose.
Officers were reportedly performing a wellness check on Daniels while on campus, when he was brought into the department for questioning, an officer was shot in the head, according to Texas Tech spokesman Chris Cook.
A campus emergency notification was issued shortly before 8:30 p.m., following the reported shooting.
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UPDATED 10/09/2017 10:00 p.m.
Lubbock police confirm that a Texas Tech police officer has been shot and killed at Texas Tech Police Headquarters.
It happened around 7:45 p.m. on Monday night at the Texas Tech Police building at 413 Flint Avenue. The suspect was taken into custody at 9:28 p.m. according to officials with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office. He was located near Jones AT&T Stadium.
Texas Tech officials tell us they did a welfare check on a student, found drugs and drug paraphernalia in his room and brought him in, once at the PD building, the student pulled a gun and shot the officer in the head, killing him. Then the student fled on foot.
Police have identified the suspect as 19-year-old freshman Hollis A. Daniels.
UPDATED 10/10/17 10:15 a.m.
Lubbock Police say accused shooter Hollis Daniels confessed to shooting and killing Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East Jr. Monday night. According to reports, the officer had taken Daniels into custody after a welfare check where officers found the 19-year-old freshman in possession of drugs. East had taken Daniels to the Tech police station and was booking him when Daniels pulled out a .45 caliber pistol and shot East in the head.
A detective who interviewed Daniels wrote, "Hollis Daniels then stated that he was the one that shot their friend."
Daniels is charged with capital murder and is being held in the Lubbock County Dentention Center in lieu of $5 million bond.