DA seeks death penalty for accused killer of Texas Tech officer

DA seeks death penalty for accused killer of Texas Tech officer

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The Lubbock district attorney is seeking the death penalty for the accused killer of a Texas Tech police officer. 

Investigators say 19-year-old Hollis Daniels killed Floyd East, Jr. in the briefing room at Tech police department.

According to court records, Daniels pulled a stolen pistol from his waist then executed officer east before fleeing from the police station.

He's charged with capital murder of a peace officer and the state's assigned him a public defender.

We're awaiting a report from the state on Daniel's competence to stand trial.

He's still held on a $5 million dollar bond.

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