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One Texas Tech Police Officer Shot and Killed, Suspect Apprehended [Updated]

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Update #4: KCBD is reporting that the name of the Texas Tech police officer who was shot and killed Monday evening is Floyd East, Jr.

Update #3: Texas Tech University has given the all-clear after suspect Hollis A. Daniels was apprehended. [What we know about Hollis A. Daniels so far]

Update #2: Police are looking for 19-year-old freshman Hollis A. Daniels, seen below.

Hollis A. Daniels
Texas Tech University

Update #1: Texas Tech University has released the following statement regarding the fatal shooting of a TTPD officer Monday evening:

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.

Gov. Abbott Issues Statement on TTPD Shooting

What Led Up to the Shooting

Original story: A shooting has been reported at Texas Tech Police Headquarters at 413 Flint Avenue.

According to reports, an officer has been shot and killed. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Monday night. Police are currently looking for the suspect who is described as 6’4″, 140 pounds with red hair and blue eyes. The suspect is reportedly wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Authorities are asking people to stay away from 4th and Flint. Texas Tech has asked all on campus to shelter in place.

This story will be updated with more details as soon as we know them.

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