LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) A police chief says a Texas Tech College scholar accused of killing a campus police officer was searched sooner or later however nonetheless managed to have a gun on him whereas being booked on a drug cost.
Lubbock police Chief Greg Stevens stated throughout a information convention Thursday that 19-yr-previous Hollis Daniels III was searched after Texas Tech police officer Floyd East Jr. got here to his dorm room Monday on a welfare examine. He did not clarify how Daniels might have had a gun on him after being taken to the campus police station.
Police say Daniels wasn’t in handcuffs whereas East was reserving him on a drug possession cost and that Daniels pulled a handgun, fatally shot East and escaped. He was captured inside two hours and is charged with homicide.
On-line jail data do not point out whether or not Daniels has an lawyer.