Authorities capture Texas Tech University student accused of shooting officer

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Officers brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing. Officer East was found with an apparent gunshot wound but Daniels was no longer in the room. The arresting officer's pistol was still located inside of his holster, and his body camera was missing.

A special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team was dispatched to look for the suspect, who was still at large, Lubbock police Officer J. Rodgers said by phone. Bonds says he had the body camera and a handgun.

Officials are still investigating whether the gun was owned by Daniels, said Cpl. Police also haven't said whether they believe Daniels used his own gun or one belonging to the department.

Daniels was at the Lubbock County Jail on Tuesday.

Mr. Daniels was caught about an hour later, and the lockdown was lifted.

After a search of almost two hours, Daniels was arrested near Jones AT&T Stadium.

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Commenting on the matter, a spokesperson from Texas Tech University said that the police had conducted a welfare check at a student's room earlier in the night. Two years ago, an online petition purportedly of Texas Tech faculty and staff opposing the state's campus carry law garnered nearly 850 signatures. Online jail records don't indicate if he has an attorney to comment on his behalf. "Our Texas Tech family is strong and will support each other as we grieve", he further added. He was later spotted by university police.

Videos on social media showed Daniels being taken into custody.

The suspect was identified by authorities as Hollis A. Daniels.

A 19-year-old Texas Tech University student shot and killed a campus police officer late Monday at the school's station in the city of Lubbock, university officials confirmed.

The 19-year-old, who is from Seguin, Texas, was examining Communications Arts, as per his Facebook profile.

Campus police appear to have previously arrested Daniels for drug paraphernalia possession in September 2016, according to online records.

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