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Texas Tech police officer killed, suspect in custody

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Police apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station Monday night.

University officials issued an alert saying the suspect was taken into custody and that the campus lockdown order had been lifted.

In an earlier statement, the university identified the suspect as Hollis Daniels.

According to a university statement, campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and - upon entering the room - found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers then brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing.

"During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and mortally shot an officer," Texas Tech Police Chief Kyle Bonath said. "The suspect fled on foot and later apprehended by ... (campus police) near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum."

Texas Tech officials initially issued a lockdown alert to students on social media, urging those on campus "to take shelter in a safe location."

"The family of the officer is in the thoughts and prayers of the Texas Tech community," said Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec. "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."

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also issued a statement about the shooting late Monday, saying "hearts go out to the family of the police officer killed." Abbott also said he had mobilized state law enforcement resources to aid in the investigation.

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Update:

Texas Tech University says the suspect has been apprehended.  They post on their Twitter page:

ALL-CLEAR: The suspect has been apprehended. Lockdown lifted on campus. Avoid TTUPD, north side of campus. .

Update:

Texas Tech officials have identified the suspect as 19-year-old Hollis Daniels.  He remains on the loose.  The campus is on lockdown.

Update:

A Texas Tech University police officer has been shot and killed at the campus police headquarters.

University spokesman Chris Cook says campus police made a welfare check on a student Monday evening and found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia in the student's room. Officers brought the suspect to the campus police station.  At some point, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him.

The suspect fled the police headquarters on foot and has not been captured.  The campus is on lockdown.
 

Original post:

Texas Tech is reporting an active shooter on their campus, at the Texas Tech University Police Department.

The tweet on the official Texas Tech Twitter page reads:

"A shooting has been reported at TTU Police Department. Shooter is at large. The campus is on lockdown. Take shelter."

Texas tech is located in Lubbock, Texas and has an enrollment of about 35,000 students.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.

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