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.
Texas Tech University Shooting Update
A campus police officer has reportedly been shot and killed, according to a local NBC affiliate. A SWAT team is currently looking for the shooter, who is described as 6 feet tall, 140 lbs with red hair and blue eyes wearing a white T and blue jeans. He reportedly fled in a vehicle.
DEVELOPING: Suspect on the run after shooting and killing a Texas Tech University officer inside a campus police station. The school is on lockdown while police search for the gunman.
A suspect is on the run after shooting and killing a Texas Tech University officer.
"Earlier this evening, Texas Tech Police made a student welfare check. Upon entering the room, officers found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing," a school spokesperson said in a statement.
"During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and shot an officer in the head. The officer is deceased," the statement continued.
The school is on lockdown while police search for the gunman.
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Robert Vandergrift Here comes idiot ant-gun freaks, never cry about guns until something happens. Also never argue about Chicago having huge gun issues while being very anti-gun city with strict gun laws. Democrats are immoral opportunist wait until a tragedy happens but goes quiet when no gun violence happens.
Eli Arias Wait but everyone has guns in Texas. I thought this wouldn't happen in states where guns are allowed.
Justin Leblanc Isn't this the state that just voted to have open carry campuses?? Sucks to be y'all.
Tyler Lee Kid brought in for welfare check pulled a gun and shot an officer point blank in the head.
Gabe Jackson Guys, I'm a current student at Texas Tech. From what I know upon hearing the information given from the local news and the TTU Emergency updates: the kid is a 19 yr old freshman who was being transported to the Texas Tech PD headquarters.
Upon arriving, the student managed to grab the officer's gun, and shot him in the head. He fled on foot, and police believe he fled in a car. Drug paraphernalia was found in his dorm on campus. Lubbock County Sheriffs have gotten themselves involved as well now
Cesar Manuel Escobar Francia If there was only a good guy with a gun in that safe zone. Oh….wait….smh. Prayers for that fallen officer
Alexis Zhane Carman Prayed just now before commenting. That's what needs to be done. Pray y'all, no judgements, just don't let Satan distract you when the FIRST RESPONSE should be to pray for the family and protection of the others. In Jesus' Name, Amen
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