Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hollis Daniels Told Arresting Officers 'I'm The One Who Shot Your Friend'

The man accused of shooting and killing a Texas Tech Police Officer on the evening of Monday, October 9, 2017 has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer and is being held on a $5 million bond at the Lubbock County Detention Center.

The officer has been identified as Floyd East, Jr. According to social media accounts, Officer East has been with the TTU Police Department since 2014.

Officials with the Lubbock Police Department say Texas Tech police made a student welfare check late Monday afternoon. When the officers entered the room of 19-year-old freshman Hollis A. Daniels, officers found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers took Daniels to the TTU police station for standard briefing.

The warrant for 19-year-old Hollis Daniels III states Daniels was in the Texas Tech Police Department briefing room with an Officer East. Daniels was not wearing handcuffs. A corporal heard a bang and ran into the room. Officer East found with an apparent gunshot wound but Daniels was no longer in the room. A .45 caliber RP shell casing was found near the officer who was shot. The corporal reported the officer's body camera was missing but the officer's firearm was still in his holster.

The suspect ran off and a full SWAT call out was made. KCBD

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