"First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family of the police officer killed at Texas Tech University".
Police are still searching for the suspect, who is described as 6 feet tall, 140 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.
The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. on Monday near the Texas Tech University Police headquarters at 413 Flint Ave.in Lubbock, Texas, KCBD reported.
Hollis Alvin Daniels III, a freshman at the university, has been charged with capital murder of a police officer. The campus is on lockdown.
Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan released the statement saying, "Words can't express how saddened I am by the tragic loss of one of our Texas Tech University police officers tonight.Our Texas Tech family is strong and will support each other as we grieve".
Earlier this evening, Texas Tech Police made a student welfare check. Campus police took Daniels to the police station late Monday after finding evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia in a room. But because of Daniels' age-being only 19-his alleged possession and criminal use of a firearm is proof that bad guys will always have guns rather than being proof that campus carry is a bad law.
Before he was located by police, police said Daniels' family called the campus counseling center expressing concern that the suspect was making comments about suicide and possibly had a weapon. Officers brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing.
The group said they plan to leave it wrapped in black for a few days. The message urges students and staff to take shelter.
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