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Texas Student Charged With Murder in Campus Officer's Death

October 10, 2017  | 

A 19-year-old university student in West Texas was charged early Tuesday with capital murder of a peace officer in the fatal shooting of an officer inside the police station.

In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, officials identified the officer as 48-year-old Floyd East Jr.

Officer Floyd East Jr. (Photo: Texas Tech University)
Officer Floyd East Jr. (Photo: Texas Tech University)

East began his career with the Texas Tech Police Department on December 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Carmen, and his two daughters, Ana and Monica, reports the Associated Press.

The fatal shooting happened at the campus police station, where the student was being questioned in a drug-related case, authorities said. The suspect, who was not handcuffed, reportedly fled on foot after shooting and killing Officer East.

The suspect, identified by the university as Hollis Daniels, was tackled by officers in a parking lot adjacent to the coliseum.

Det. Thomas Bonds of the Lubbock city police department says in an affidavit that Daniels told officers he had done "something illogical" and that "he was the one that shot their friend."

Hollis Daniels (previous booking photo)
Hollis Daniels (previous booking photo)

Related: TX University Officer Killed in Station, Suspect in Custody


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