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Texas Tech officer fatally shot at campus

October 10, 2017 GMT

A Texas Tech University police officer was shot and killed at the campus police headquarters Monday evening, prompting a brief lockdown of the Lubbock campus.

University spokesman Chris Cook says campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and found upon entering the room evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cook says officers brought a person to the campus police station for standard debriefing.

During this time, Cook says the person pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him. The assailant then fled on foot.

Just after 8 p.m., university officials issued an alert to students on social media, urging them to take shelter.

The assailant was caught and the lockdown lifted shortly after 9:30 p.m., the university reported on its emergency communications website.

In a separate statement, the university identified the person as 19-year-old Hollis Daniels.