Texas Tech officer shot dead at police station, university says

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech University in Lubbock was put on lockdown Monday after an officer was killed in a shooting at the police station, the university said. Texas...

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech University in Lubbock was put on lockdown Monday after an officer was killed in a shooting at the police station, the university said.

Texas Tech police chief Kyle Bonath confirmed to CBS News that a shooting took place on campus and an officer had been hit. University spokesman Chris Cook said the officer was killed.

Cook said that officers found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia during a standard welfare check, and they brought the suspect to the police station. The suspect then shot and killed the officer, Cook said. The suspect fled on foot and was in custody by 10:30 ET.

“ALL-CLEAR: The suspect has been apprehended. Lockdown lifted on campus. Avoid TTUPD, north side of campus. http://emergency.ttu.edu .”
– @Texas Tech (@TexasTech)

University officials issued an alert to students on social media Monday night, urging those on campus to “take shelter in a safe location.”

No other information has been released.

 

 

Source: CBS Interactive Inc.

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