- The Washington Times - Friday, March 2, 2018

A 19-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting two people Friday morning in a “family-type domestic situation” at Central Michigan University, and he remains on the loose, police said.

Shots were fired on the campus at one of the dorms, according to a tweet from the university, which went on lockdown.

“There has been a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Suspect is still at large, police advise all to take shelter. If you see something suspicious, call 911,” the school posted.

CMU made an automated call to all students and faculty, saying the police are responding to shots fired on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall, according to WXYZ, a local ABC News affiliate.

Two people were shot and killed, according to the Morning Sun News. The school is still on lockdown as are all other area schools in Isabella County, and the FBI is investigating.



Investigators said neither victim was a student and described the shooting as a “family-type domestic situation,” The Associated Press reported. Police declined to confirm a Detroit Free Press report citing unnamed sources that said the suspect, James Eric Davis Jr., had fatally shot his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break.

Campus police identified and released a photo of Davis during an afternoon news conference. Lt. Larry Klaus said surveillance video suggests he fled on foot after the 8:30 a.m. shooting at Campbell Hall, AP reported.

Klaus said anyone who sees Davis shouldn’t confront him, but needs to call 911. The school, which has about 23,000 students, urged everyone on campus to take shelter.

“He should be considered armed and dangerous,” said Klaus, adding that Davis was wearing a black hoodie but had been shedding certain clothes while on the run.

Klaus said Davis was taken to a hospital Thursday night by campus police because of a drug-related health problem, possibly an overdose. No other details were released.

Gov. Rick Snyder said the school’s safety remains a top priority.

“I am in constant contact with @MichStatePolice as they work w/local law enforcement to determine what has occurred at Central Michigan University. The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action,” Mr. Snyder, Michigan Republican, tweeted.

• This article was based in part on wire service reports.

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