LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech was placed on a lock-down on Monday after a University police officer was shot dead shortly after bringing a suspect into custody at the campus police headquarters, authorities said.
After making a student “welfare check,” campus officers were led to the room of 19-year-old Hollis A. Daniels, where found drugs and drug paraphernalia.
After bringing Daniels into the TTU police station for processing on the drug evidence found, Daniels managed to pull a gun and shot an officer.
University Police Chief Kyle Bonath stated:
“During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and mortally shot an officer. The suspect fled on foot and later apprehended by TTPD near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.”
It is said that after the shooting, Daniels allegedly ripped the officer’s body camera off. The camera was later recovered by police.
Bonath said the officer’s identity wouldn’t be released until relatives could be notified.
Around 9:30 p.m. CT, Daniels was found, tackled, and arrested, near the Jones AT&T Stadium. Shortly afterward the lock-down that lasted over an hour was lifted.
Hollis A. Daniels
Daniels now faces charges of capital murder of a peace officer in addition to the drug charges.
“The family of the deceased officer will be in the prayers of the entire Texas Tech community. In the coming days we’ll be offering our full support to that family,” Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said.
As well, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement that his heart went out to the family of the slain officer.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the slain officers friends and family.
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