A campus police officer at Texas Tech University was shot and killed Monday night, university officials said, following a student welfare check.
In a statement, Texas Tech spokesman Chris Cook said officers entered a dorm room and found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers brought the student back to the campus police station for questioning, and the student then pulled out a gun and shot the officer in the head, Cook said.
The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Hollis Daniels, fled on foot, but was apprehended by a Texas Tech officer at around 9:30 p.m. CT, the Lubbock Police Department tweeted. The campus was on lockdown for about an hour.