Texas Tech Officer Murdered by Student
A Texas Tech police officer was shot in the head by a student last night at around 7:50 p.m.. The officers had been called to a welfare check on suspect Hollis Daniels, 19, a freshman from Seguin, Texas near San Antonio.
When officers arrived at Daniels’ dorm room, they found drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers took him into custody, and brought him to the police station for a “standard debriefing.”
Upon arrival to process Daniels into jail on the drug charges, he pulled a gun and fatally shot an officer in the head.
“During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and mortally shot an officer. The suspect fled on foot and later apprehended by TTPD near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.” Texas Tech Police Chief Kyle Bonath
Big Country reported,
“The suspect charged with Capital Murder for the shooting death of a Texas Tech police officer said he ‘f*** up’ when questioned after the crime, according to court documents.
The documents reveal the unnamed officer was shot and killed while doing paperwork in the same room where suspect Hollis Daniels sat unrestrained Monday night.
Police say Daniels was initially brought into the Texas Tech station for questioning after evidence of drugs and paraphernalia was found inside his dorm room.
Another officer was present during the shooting and the documents state he had just left the room while the fallen officer completed paperwork and booking information for Hollis when he heard “a bang”. He then went back into the briefing room and found the officer mortally wounded with Daniels no where in sight.
The documents state the officer’s body camera was also missing but his gun was in its holster.”
The university sent out an alert and went into immediate lockdown as officers searched for the suspect.
Daniels allegedly ripped off the officer’s body camera as he fled, but it was recovered later that evening. He was re-arrested at around 9:30 p.m., which prompted a lifting of the lockdown.
— CW33 (@CW33) October 10, 2017
“The family of the officer is in the thoughts and prayers of the Texas Tech community. I want to express my deep appreciation to the Texas Tech Police Department, Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock Sheriff’s Office, and other state and federal law enforcement officials for their response.” Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec.
A police officer is dead in this ongoing incident – https://t.co/wpRs7ByALj
— Law Officer Magazine (@LawOfficer) October 10, 2017
A statue of Will Rogers and his horse Soapsuds on the campus grounds traditionally is wrapped in red for home games. For national tragedies, it is wrapped in black. After Monday’s shooting, students wrapped in it in black and blue ribbons to honor the officer who was killed, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The subject on Twitter today is, of course, about the Texas Campus Carry law. Because liberals never see the student who was messing with drugs behind the gun. They only see the gun.
There is one question. This Twitter user hit the nail on the head:
I only read the CNN version of the Texas Tech shooting. It’s unclear. wouldn’t they have searched the guy b4 bringing him to the station?
— Loading, please wait (@Loading404nf) October 10, 2017
Governor Abbott directed state law enforcement to assist the Texas Tech police in their investigation.