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Texas Tech Student Accused of Killing Officer is Caught

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Foxnews.com--(10/10/2017) A Texas Tech student accused of shooting and killing an officer at the police station on campus was caught late Monday and is now in custody, police tell local media.

The suspect, identified as Hollis Daniels, had been brought to the police station after a welfare check when he suddenly shot and killed the officer earlier in the evening before bolting from the scene, officials said.

The university lifted its campus-wide lockdown after the suspect was caught.

Police had found "evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia" in the suspect's room, Fox 34 reported.

Officials have identified the officer killed as 48-year-old Floyd East Jr. East began his career with the Texas Tech Police Department in 2014. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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