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Student used gun he brought into station to shoot Texas Tech officer

This Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 photo provided by the Lubbock County jail shows Hollis Daniels, who was charged with capital murder of a peace officer in the shooting of a campus officer at the school’s police headquarters on Monday. Campus police took Daniels to the police station late Monday after finding evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia in a room. (Lubbock County jail via AP)

The 19-year-old Texas Tech University student charged with murder in the shooting death of a campus police officer used a gun he brought into the police station.

A Texas Tech spokesman confirmed Wednesday that Hollis Daniels did not use a police department gun in the shooting of Officer Floyd East Jr. on Monday. Police haven't answered whether Daniels owned the gun.

Officers received complaints about a student acting erratically and possibly having a weapon. East conducted a student welfare check Monday evening and found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Daniels was taken to the police station where he later "pulled out a gun," fatally shot East and fled. He was not handcuffed.

Daniels was arrested, after a short campus-wide lockdown. He is being held on a $5 million bond.

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