Texas Tech officer killed in shooting, campus on lockdown

Texas Tech campus on lockdown

He then fled the scene as SWAT forces tried to track him down. Before the shooting, officers reportedly visited the student's room for a "welfare check" but found drugs. Cook says officers brought Daniels to the campus police station for a standard debriefing.

A lockdown at Texas Tech University has been lifted following the capture of a gunman who killed a university police officer.

The episode began earlier Monday evening, when officers with the campus police department made a so-called student welfare check at Mr. Daniels's room.

The university has identified the suspect as 19-year-old Hollis Daniels.

Upon hearing news of the shooting, U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz said, "Heidi & I are praying for all those on @TexasTech's campus this evening".

In a statement, Abbott also says he offered condolences to Texas Tech University Chancellor Robert Duncan.

Police have not revealed how Daniels obtained a gun, or whether he was carrying it as a concealed weapon.

The incident once again goes to show the difference in attitude of police officers while dealing with white people as compared to African-Americans. It said that he was the co-manager at The Palace Theatre and "Studies Communication Arts - Radio, TV, Mass Media Studies at Texas Tech University".

The school locked down shortly before 8:30 p.m. local time with a warning that there had been a shooting and the suspect was at large.

"Words can't express how saddened I am by the tragic loss of one of our Texas Tech University police officers tonight".

A Texas Tech University police officer has been shot and killed at the campus police headquarters, prompting a lockdown of the Lubbock campus.

"The family of the deceased officer will be in the prayers of the entire Texas Tech community.in the coming days, we will be offering full support to that family".

The shooting happened at the police station in Lubbock, the same city in which the university is located.

PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.

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