Texas Tech shooting: Police officer killed, suspect in custody

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Police also haven't said whether they believe Daniels used his own gun or one belonging to the department.

A capital murder warrant issued for 19-year-old Hollis Daniels is shedding light on the events leading up to the murder of 48-year-old Texas Tech police officer Floyd East, Jr.

Gov. Greg Abbott said he has mobilized state law enforcement resources to help Lubbock and Texas Tech police investigate the crime.

Texas Tech police chief Kyle Bonath said: 'The suspect pulled a gun and mortally shot an officer.

University authorities in Lubbock, Texas, said they captured a shooting suspect after a campus wide lockdown.

Daniels, the alleged shooter, had a mug shot from Guadlupe County in Texas from an arrest August 6, 2017. At the bill signing, he joked about shooting reporters.

The mugshot above is dated 09/23/2016 - it shows him in custody by campus police for possessing less than two ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a campus parking lot. We pray for him, his family, and the entire Texas Tech community.

The warrant for Daniels states that he was in the Texas Tech Police Department briefing room with Officer East and he was not wearing handcuffs. Within a few minutes, officers arrived at his location to ask him some questions.

A 19-year-old college student accused of killing a police officer is in custody following a manhunt in Lubbock, Texas. "I know that the Texas Tech community will respond with support for the family and one another", Schovanec said. Students were advised to "shelter in place".

As news unfolded that there was a shooter on the Texas Tech Campus, Kaylea Holland took cover.

As news of the shooting was breaking late Monday, the Texas Democrats' Twitter account posted, "Allowing concealed guns on college campuses was a dumb and risky idea". "In the coming days we'll be offering our full support to that family".

The New York Daily News quotes Daniels' Facebook page as saying he hails from Seguin, Texas and was studying Communications Arts at Texas Tech University. Please be safe and heed warnings from campus officials.

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