Police: Texas Tech Student Used Gun He Had On Him To Kill Officer

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.

Hollis Daniels admitted to shooting the officer.

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Hollis Daniels (credit: Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office)

A Texas Tech spokesman confirmed Wednesday that Daniels did not use a police department gun in the shooting of Officer Floyd East Jr. on Monday.

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Officer Floyd East Jr. (Texas Tech Police Dept.)

Police haven’t answered whether Daniels owned the gun.

Officers received complaints about a student acting erratically and possibly having a weapon.

East went to check on the student 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 took off.

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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