Texas

Texas Tech: Student used gun he brought into station to shoot officer

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The 19-year-old Texas Tech University student charged with murder in the shooting death of a campus police officer used a gun he brought into the police station.
    
A Texas Tech spokesman confirmed Wednesday that Hollis Daniels did not use a police department gun in the shooting of Officer Floyd East Jr. on Monday. Police haven't answered whether Daniels owned the gun he allegedly used to kill the officer.
    
Officers received complaints about a student acting erratically and possibly having a weapon. East conducted a student welfare check Monday evening and found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
    
Daniels was taken to the police station where he later "pulled out a gun," fatally shot East and fled. He was not handcuffed.
    
Daniels was arrested, after a short campus-wide lockdown. He is being held on a $5 million bond.