A new crisis struck Texas tonight, as Fox News reports that a Texas Tech student murdered a police officer, prompting a lockdown of the school’s campus, but the suspect has now been aprehended.
Hollis Daniels was taken to the university police station for a welfare check and what was supposed to be a “standard debriefing” following the discovery of “evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia” in his room. Upon his arrival, he allegedly took out a gun and shot one officer in the head, then fled the scene.
KCBD has more:
Police tell us the shooter fled in a vehicle and is still at large as of Monday night. Texas Tech campus is on lockdown, everyone on campus should take shelter in a safe location. UMC is also on lockdown.
Early reports say the shooting suspect is 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Police say he is driving a silver 2001 BMW SUV.
The inside of the building has been cleared and a SWAT team is assisting with the search.
Everyone is advised to avoid the area of 4th & Flint.
Here is a picture of the subject:
Texas Tech is on lockdown after an Tech PD officer was shot and killed. Suspect Hollis Daniels is on the loose. pic.twitter.com/Dh2rFwc2Ov
— Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromtheAJ) October 10, 2017
The identity of the murdered police officer remains unknown.
ABC News is now reporting that the shooter has been apprehended and the lockdown has been lifted, though students are still advised to steer clear of the campus’s north side.
ALL-CLEAR: The suspect has been apprehended. Lockdown lifted on campus. Avoid TTUPD, north side of campus. https://t.co/jOFvYnGgL6.
— Texas Tech (@TexasTech) October 10, 2017
TFPP will continue to monitor the story for further developments.