Texas Tech officer shot & killed on campus


Daniels is charged with capital murder and is being held in the Lubbock County Dentention Center in lieu of $5 million bond.

Reports on Monday from university officials indicated officers located evidence of drugs along with drug paraphernalia upon entering Daniels' room. Two years ago, an online petition purportedly of Texas Tech faculty and staff opposing the state's campus carry law garnered nearly 850 signatures.

"Following a student welfare check, Texas Tech Police Officers brought a suspect to the police station for standard debriefing". After the shooting, Daniels fled on foot.

The suspect was taken into custody on the east side of Jones AT&T Stadium, according to KLBK.

A tweet posted on the university's Twitter account had earlier said, "A shooting has been reported at TTU Police Department".

Gov. Greg Abbott extended his condolences to the family of the officer killed in the shooting, and said he has mobilized the Texas Department of Public Safety to offer any assistance needed. The fact that these shootings are happening at places that should be safe havens - music festivals, clubs, schools - makes the debate that much more necessary.

Congressman Jodey Arrington, whose district includes Lubbock, issued this statement on Facebook.

"During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and mortally shot an officer", Texas Tech Police Chief Kyle Bonath said. The opinion editor for the student newspaper tweeted that the suspect appeared to be driving a silver BMW, but this had not been confirmed by authorities either. The lockdown was lifted at about 9:35 p.m.

An investigation is underway following a deadly shooting of a Texas Tech University Campus Officer.

According to an emergency bulletin issued by the school, the shooter was still at large as of 8:30 p.m.

Authorities said officers were finishing booking paperwork for Daniels' arrest when another officer inside the Tech Police Department heard a "loud bang" near the station's briefing room, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Officers then took Daniels to the police station for further questioning. The student newspaper reported, "There is heavy police and SWAT presence at Boston Ave and 19th Street on campus now".

The student hasn't been identified at this time. Additional information to come.