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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Police apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station Monday night.
    
University officials issued an alert saying the suspect was taken into custody and that the campus lockdown order had been lifted.
    
In an earlier statement, the university identified the suspect as Hollis Daniels.
    
University spokesman Chris Cook said that campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and - upon entering the room - found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers then brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing.
    
While at the station, Cook said the suspect pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him. The suspect then fled on foot before being apprehended a short time later.
    
Texas Tech officials initially issued a lockdown alert to students on social media, urging those on campus "to take shelter in a safe location."
    
Additional information was not immediately available.
    
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement about the shooting late Monday, saying "hearts go out to the family of the police officer killed." Abbott also said he had mobilized state law enforcement resources to aid in the investigation.

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at the Texas Tech University Police Department headquarters (all times local):
    
9:45 p.m.
    
Texas Tech University officials say a student sought in the shooting death of a campus police officer at police headquarters has been captured.
    
University officials issued an alert around 9:35 p.m. Monday saying they've lifted a campus lockdown that was ordered after the shooting. No other details were immediately given.
    
A university statement identified the suspect as 19-year-old Hollis Daniels.
    
University spokesman Chris Cook says campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and found upon entering the room evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cook says officers brought the suspect to the campus police station for standard debriefing.
    
During this time, Cook says the suspect pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him.
    
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9:25 p.m.
    
Texas Tech University officials have identified the suspect sought in the fatal shooting of a campus officer at the campus police headquarters.
    
A university statement identified the suspect as 19-year-old Hollis Daniels.
    
University spokesman Chris Cook says campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and found upon entering the room evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cook says officers brought the suspect to the campus police station for standard debriefing.
    
During this time, Cook says the suspect pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him. The suspect then fled on foot and is on the run. Tactical squad officers are assisting with the search.
    
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9 p.m.
    
A Texas Tech University police officer has been shot and killed at the campus police headquarters, prompting a lockdown of the Lubbock campus.
    
University spokesman Chris Cook says campus police made a student welfare check Monday evening and found upon entering the room evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cook says officers brought the suspect to the campus police station for standard debriefing.
    
During this time, Cook says the suspect pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him. The suspect then fled on foot and has not been captured.
    
No other information has been released.
    
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8:50 p.m.
    
Texas Tech University in Lubbock has ordered a lockdown after a shooting was reported at the campus police station.
    
University officials issued an alert to students on social media Monday night, noting that the suspected shooter had not been apprehended.
    
The alert urged those on campus to "take shelter in a safe location."
    
No other information has been released.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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