Texas Tech Student Indicted In Deadly Shooting Of Officer

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old college student has been indicted in last month’s fatal shooting of a Texas Tech University police officer.

A Lubbock County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Hollis Daniels III of Seguin on a charge of capital murder of a peace officer.

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

The case involves the Oct. 9 slaying of Officer Floyd East Jr.

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

Investigators say East was fatally shot at campus police headquarters while booking Daniels on a drug possession charge after a search of the student’s dormitory room.

Conviction on a capital murder charge carries a penalty of execution or life in prison without opportunity for parole.

Prosecutors didn’t immediately say whether they will seek the death penalty for Daniels, who remains jailed in Lubbock.

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