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Student charged with murder for killing of Texas Tech University police officer

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Hollis Daniels is charged with murder for the killing of a Texas Tech University police officer. (Lubbock County - 2016) Hollis Daniels is charged with murder for the killing of a Texas Tech University police officer. (Lubbock County - 2016)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at the Texas Tech University Police Department headquarters (all times local):

6:30 a.m.

A 19-year-old student at Texas Tech University has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer in the shooting of a campus officer at the school's police headquarters.

Texas Tech University officials identified the gunman as Hollis Daniels, who was booked into the Lubbock County jail early Tuesday. Online jail records don't indicate if he has an attorney to comment on his behalf.

The gunman fled police headquarters after mortally wounding the unidentified officer Monday night. He was later spotted by university police. A foot chase ensued and he was tackled then taken into custody.

In a statement, the university says campus police took Daniels to the police station after finding evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia in a room.

It is not clear if Daniels had the gun on him at that point, or if he took the weapon from an officer.

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12:30 a.m.

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station.

University officials identified the suspect Monday night as Hollis Daniels.

In a statement, the university says campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and - upon entering the room - found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers then brought the suspect to the police station.

While at the station, Texas Tech Police Chief Kyle Bonath says the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the officer. The suspect was later apprehended near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Texas Tech officials initially issued a lockdown alert to students on social media, urging those on campus "to take shelter in a safe location."

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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