Texas Tech freshman arrested in fatal shooting of police officer on campus

LUBBOCK -- A Texas Tech University freshman, accused of killing a police officer on campus, has been arrested.

"The family of the deceased officer will be in the prayers of the entire Texas Tech community," Texas Tech University President Dr. Lawrence Schovanec said Monday night.

Lubbock PD tweeted that the suspected gunman, 19-year-old Hollis Daniels, was caught Monday night following a massive manhunt.

Authorities were performing a welfare check on Hollis Monday night when officers found drugs and paraphernalia in his room.

"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," Texas Tech said in a Facebook statement.

Investigators say at some point, Daniels grabbed a gun and shot the officer in the head; the officer was pronounced dead.

Texas Tech was placed on lockdown while Daniels was on the run.

Classes at the university will run as scheduled.