The Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock was on lockdown for more than an hour Monday night after a police officer was shot and killed at campus police headquarters, authorities said.
A call for a student “welfare check” led campus officers to a room where they found drugs and drug paraphernalia, prompting the officers to take the student to the station, a spokesman for the school said in a statement.
University Police Chief Kyle Bonath said late Monday that the suspect had been taken into custody and was being processed for jail on the drug evidence when “he produced a weapon — it has yet to be determined the details of that — and mortally wounded one of our officers.”
Bonath said the officer’s identity wouldn’t be released until relatives could be notified.
The suspect, identified as Hollis A. Daniels, was tackled by a pursuing campus officer and was arrested near Jones AT&T Stadium around 9:30 p.m. CT. The lockdown was lifted shortly afterward.
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Lubbock County sheriff’s officials told
NBC affiliate KCBD that Daniels is a 19-year-old freshman from Seguin, near San Antonio.
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