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Officer shot and killed near Texas Tech; campus lockdown over

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 23:50:34-04

A Texas Tech police officer was shot and killed by a gunman who was brought into campus police headquarters for questioning on a possible drug offense on Monday, Lubbock, Texas Police confirmed.

Texas Tech, which is located in Lubbock, was placed in a lockdown shortly after 8 p.m. local time. The lockdown was lifted around 9:30 p.m. local time.

The suspect was identified by authorities as Hollis A. Daniels.

After the gunman fled on foot, he was was later captured.

"Earlier this evening, Texas Tech Police made a student welfare check," Lubbock Police said in a statement. "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 lock down."

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