MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A student shot a police officer dead at the Texas Tech University, fled the scene of the crime but later was detained, the university said in a statement.
“Following a student welfare check, Texas Tech Police Officers brought a suspect to the police station for standard debriefing. During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and shot an officer. The suspect fled on foot and is currently still at-large,” the university said on late Monday.
The Texas Tech University shooting suspect, Hollis Daniels, now in police custody, captured on the east side of Jones Stadium. pic.twitter.com/RcoPHTpYcc— Texas Tech Problems (@TTUProb) 10 октября 2017 г.
The later statement said that the suspected attacker had been detained.
Motives of the attacker remain unknown.
The incident took place just eight days after the deadly shooting in Las Vegas where gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd, killing 59 people and wounding more than 500 others.