EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Texas Tech shooting suspect jailed

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Texas Tech shooting suspect jailed

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A 19-year-old student is jailed after a Texas Tech police officer was shot and killed on campus.

Lubbock Police arrested Hollis A. Daniels near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. 

Officers made a student welfare check earlier in the evening and found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia in the room. Daniels was taken to the police station for a standard debriefing. 

“During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and mortally shot an officer,” Texas Tech Police Department Chief Kyle Bonath said. “The suspect fled on foot and later apprehended by TTPD near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.”

Students and faculty on campus during the lock down have been given the all clear, but the general public is asked to stay away from campus. 

“The family of the officer is in the thoughts and prayers of the Texas Tech community,” Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said. “I want to express my deep appreciation to the Texas Tech Police Department, Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock Sherriff’s Office, and other state and federal law enforcement officials for their response.”

Daniels was previously arrested by Texas Tech PD in September 2016 on possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Classes will resume Tuesday. 

Statement from Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan

“Words can’t express how saddened I am by the tragic loss of one of our Texas Tech University police officers tonight. Terri and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the officer’s family and the Texas Tech University Police Department. I would like to thank Governor Greg Abbott, Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope and all of the law enforcement professionals from across the area who supported our campus during this time of need. Our Texas Tech family is strong and will support each other as we grieve.”     

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