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Police Say Student Confesses To Fatal Shooting Of Texas Tech Cop

A Texas Tech tyro has been charged with a murder of a university military officer. Lubbock military contend a think confessed to a crime, observant “he was a one that shot their friend.”

Hollis Daniels III, 19, was charged with collateral murder of a assent officer in a sharpened of a campus officer during a Texas Tech military domicile on Monday.

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Hollis Daniels III, 19, was charged with collateral murder of a assent officer in a sharpened of a campus officer during a Texas Tech military domicile on Monday.

Lubbock County Jail/AP

A university orator tells NPR that campus military were dispatched to a room of Hollis Daniels III, 19, to check on him, after his suitemates contacted a university with concerns about his welfare. While military were en route, Daniels’ mom called a university hotline and pronounced that her son had voiced suicidal thoughts.

“So obviously, something had happened for that overdo to occur,” pronounced Chris Cook, a orator for a university.

When university military arrived, they detected drugs and drug outfit in Daniels’ room. Officers arrested Daniels, a communications studies major, and took him to a military hire for “standard debriefing,” according to a university statement.

But what could have been a drug assign took a deadly spin in this West Texas city.

According to an confirmation filed by Lubbock Police Det. Thomas Bonds, Texas Tech military officer Floyd East was completing paperwork during a computers in a university military lecture room. Daniels was not wearing handcuffs.

Another officer left a room and unexpected listened a bang.

When that officer returned to a lecture room, East was pang a gunshot wound, and a bombard surrounding was nearby. East’s physique camera was missing, and his pistol was holstered.

The university went into lockdown for about an hour, until military found Daniels circuitously a Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. They tackled him and took him into custody. A installed .45 pistol and a military physique camera were found nearby.

Daniels told officers that he had “shot their friend,” according to a affidavit.

Detectives contend that in an interview, Daniels told them, “I [messed] up.” He pronounced that he had been arrested and taken to a military department, where he did “something illogical.”

Daniels has been charged with collateral murder of a assent officer and is being hold on a $5 million bond during a Lubbock County jail.

The Associated Press reports that Daniels is a son of H.A. “Dan” Daniels, a distinguished figure and former city assemblyman in Seguin, Texas, 35 miles northeast of San Antonio. Hollis Daniels has been charged twice formerly with possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia, according to a news service.

“The family of a officer is in a thoughts and prayers of a Texas Tech community,” Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec pronounced in statement. “I wish to demonstrate my low appreciation to a Texas Tech Police Department, Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock Sheriff’s Office, and other state and sovereign law coercion officials for their response.”

A commemorative use for a officer will be hold tonight in a university’s Memorial Circle.