Police arrested a 19-year-old student accused of killing a Texas Tech police officer at the campus police station Monday night.
University officials warned that the suspect had been arrested and that the campus blockade order had been lifted. In an earlier statement, the university identified the suspect as Hollis Daniels.
College spokesman Chris Cook said campus police had reviewed student welfare Monday night and, upon entering the room, found evidence of drugs and drugs. The agents then took the suspect to the police station for a standard briefing.
While at the station, Cook said the suspect had pulled a gun and fired at an officer in the head, killing him. The suspect fled on foot before being apprehended shortly after.
Texas Tech officials initially issued a blockade alert to students on social networks, encouraging those on campus to “take refuge in a safe place.” Additional information was not immediately available.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement Monday about the shooting, saying “hearts go to the family of the murdered policeman.” Abbott also said he had mobilized the police to assist in the investigation.