Campus police officer shot dead at Texas Tech after student busted for drugs

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.

Image: Jones AT&T Stadium

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