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Texas Tech student has shot a police officer in the head and killed him

October 09, 2017

A Texas Tech police officer has been shot and killed on campus and the shooter, Hollis A. Daniels, a student, has been apprehended after he initially went on the run.

The campus lockdown has been lifted.

KLBK News tweet (Twitter)

Texas Tech police identified the shooter as Hollis A. Daniels as reported by local Fox 4.

Texas Tech spokesman Chris Cook said that the officer was shot in the head after the student was questioned at the Texas Tech University police department.

The full statement reads:

“Earlier this evening, Texas Tech Police made a student welfare check. Upon entering the room, officers found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing. 

During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and shot an officer in the head. The officer is deceased. The suspect fled on foot and is currently still at-large.

Texas Tech University campus is on lockdown.

We will update as more information becomes available.”

The officer’s name has not been released.

Texas Tech released the following alerts:

“A shooting has been reported at TTU Police Department. Shooter is at large. The campus is on lockdown. Take shelter.”

Texas Tech tweet (Twitter)

“Emergency update. The current situation is ongoing. Continue to shelter in place. More info as it is available.

Texas Tech tweet (Twitter)

“Campus remains on lockdown. Police Officers brought suspect to station for debriefing. Suspect shot an officer, fled on foot. Still at large.”

Texas Tech tweet (Twitter)

“ALL-CLEAR: The suspect has been apprehended. Lockdown lifted on campus. Avoid TTUPD, north side of campus.”

Texas Tech tweet (Twitter)


We will provide more updates as they become available.