Texas Tech lockdown lifted after suspect captured, officials say

LUBBOCK, TEXAS - A man accused of shooting a Texas Tech police officer to death is in custody, according to University officials, and the school lockdown has been lifted.

Texas Tech University officials have identified the suspect in the fatal shooting of a campus officer at the campus police headquarters as 19-year-old Hollis Daniels, according to a school statement.

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 the suspect to the campus police station for standard debriefing.

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

Texas Tech officials gave the all-clear that the campus had lifted its lockdown at 9:34 p.m. when the suspect was apprehended.

Gov. Greg Abbott released the following statement on the shooting: 

“First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family of the police officer killed at Texas Tech University. I have spoken to Chancellor Robert Duncan to offer my condolences, and I have mobilized the Texas Department of Public Safety to offer any assistance to the Lubbock Police Department. As the Texas Tech campus deals with this heartbreaking tragedy, Cecilia and I pray for the continued safety of the students and the entire community."

No other information was immediately available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This is a breaking news story. This page will update as more information becomes available.

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