A student at Texas Tech University shot dead a campus police officer on Monday night after drugs were found in his room. The officers entered his room and found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to a statement from a spokesman for the university.
The suspect, 19-year-old Hollis Daniels, escaped after the shooting, sending the school in lockdown as police launched a manhunt in Lubbock, Texas, authorities said. He was arrested later near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum around 9:30 p.m. He was charged with evading arrest. Other charges were pending. Campus police were conducting a student welfare check earlier Monday and Daniels was transported to the Texas Tech University Police headquarters at 413 Flint Ave. Than he pulled out a gun and shot the officer in the head before fleeing on foot. Sources say Daniels' ripped off the officer's body camera after the shooting, but the camera was found. Texas Tech issued an emergency notification, warning students and faculty to take shelter while Daniels was still at large.
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The suspect s from Seguin, Texas and was studying Communications Arts. During the event, numerous law enforcement officials were staged near 19th Street and Boston Avenue, including the Lubbock Police Department SWAT Team. Gov. Greg Abbott said, "First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family of the police officer killed at Texas Tech University.” University President Lawrence Schovanec said the campus will do everything it can to help the family of the fallen officer.