- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The 19-year-old Texas Tech University student charged with murder in the shooting death of a campus police officer used a gun he brought into the police station.

A Texas Tech spokesman confirmed Wednesday that Hollis Daniels did not use a police department gun in the shooting of Officer Floyd East Jr. on Monday. Police haven’t answered whether Daniels owned the gun.

Officers received complaints about a student acting erratically and possibly having a weapon. East conducted a student welfare check Monday evening and found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Daniels was taken to the police station where he later “pulled out a gun,” fatally shot East and fled. He was not handcuffed.

Daniels was arrested, after a short campus-wide lockdown. He is being held on a $5 million bond.


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