TEXAS TECH SHOOTING: Photo released of slain campus police officer

LUBBOCK -- 3:50 p.m. Update: A photo has been released of the Texas Tech University Police Department officer killed Monday night.

Officer Floyd East, Jr.

The following comes from Texas Tech University:

Officer Floyd East Jr., 48, began his career with the Texas Tech Police Department on December 1, 2014 as a guard at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas. While working as a guard, Officer East attended the El Paso Community College Law Enforcement Academy to obtain his Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer license. He subsequently graduated from the Police Academy on June 22, 2016. He transferred to the Texas Tech Police Department Lubbock campus on May 1, 2017 as a police officer, completing his Field Training Officer Program on August 31, 2017.

Officer East is survived by his wife, Carmen, and his two daughters, Ana and Monica.

2 p.m. Update: A press conference by the Texas Tech University Police Department Chief and University President is scheduled to be held at 3 p.m.

The press conference will be shown on CBS7.com here.

10:05 a.m. Update: The officer killed in Monday night's shooting has been identified as Floyd East, Jr.

Texas Tech student Hollis Daniels was brought to the Texas Tech University Police Department following a student welfare check.

While at the department, police say Daniels pulled a gun and shot East in the head, killing him.

6:10 a.m. Update: Hollis Daniels was booked overnight into the Lubbock County Jail. He has been charged with capital murder.

Texas Tech Police Chief Kyle Bonath and University President Lawrence Schovanec will address Monday’s shooting.

The news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10th.

5:10 a.m. Update: Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station.

University officials identified the suspect Monday night as Hollis Daniels.

In a statement, the university says campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and — upon entering the room — found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers then brought the suspect to the police station.

While at the station, Texas Tech Police Chief Kyle Bonath says the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the officer. The suspect was later apprehended near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Texas Tech officials initially issued a lockdown alert to students on social media, urging those on campus "to take shelter in a safe location."

10:45 p.m. Update: Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan has released a statement on Monday night's deadly shooting.

“Words can’t express how saddened I am by the tragic loss of one of our Texas Tech University police officers tonight. Terri and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the officer’s family and the Texas Tech University Police Department. I would like to thank Governor Greg Abbott, Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope and all of the law enforcement professionals from across the area who supported our campus during this time of need. Our Texas Tech family is strong and will support each other as we grieve.”

Classes will be resuming as scheduled on Tuesday.

10:15 p.m. Update: New details have emerged in the chase of suspect Hollis Daniels.

According to the Lubbock Police Department, a Texas Tech University police officer was able to tackle Daniels as he fled and take him into custody.

The name of the officer who authorities say was shot and killed by Daniels has not been released at this time.

9:30 p.m. Update: The suspect of the deadly shooting is now in custody.

CBS affiliate KLBK reports that student Hollis Daniels is now in custody.

He was captured on the east side of Jones AT&T Stadium.

The lockdown has now been lifted for Texas Tech University. The public is asked to avoid the Texas Tech University Police Department and the north side of campus.

9:25 p.m. Update: We have received a statement from the Mayor of Odessa.

Odessa Mayor David Turner is asking the Permian Basin to pray for our friends in Lubbock. He also says he has offered our help to Lubbock at this time.

9:05 p.m. Update: Police in Lubbock are are searching for a student who shot an officer in the head Monday night.

The following statement comes from Texas Tech University:

Earlier this evening, Texas Tech Police made a student welfare check. Upon entering the room, officers found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing. During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and shot an officer in the head. The officer is deceased. The suspect fled on foot and is currently still at-large. Texas Tech University campus is on lockdown.

8:55 p.m. Update: Texas Tech University reports that the situation remains ongoing at this time and that students and the public should continue to shelter in place

The Lubbock Police Department and SWAT are on scene as they search for the shooting suspect.
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A shooting has been reported at the Texas Tech University Police Department Monday night.

According to the Texas Tech Twitter account, a shooter is currently at large.

The campus is currently on lockdown and the public is urged to take shelter.