Update: Suspect in Custody in Texas Tech Shooting

LUBBOCK - Lubbock Police and EMS were called to the Texas Tech Police Department Monday evening for the report of a shooting.

Texas  Tech issued the following statement:

Earlier this evening, Texas Tech police made a student welfare check.  Upon entering the room, officers found evidence of drugs and drug paraphenalia.  Officers brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing.  During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and shot an officer in the head.  The officer is deceased.  The suspect fled on foot.

The suspect was later found and taken into custody.

 

Immediately following the shooting the following was sent as a Texas Tech Emergency Alert:

This is TTU. A shooting has been reported at the Texas Tech Police Department. At this time, the shooter is still at large. The campus is on lockdown. Take shelter in a safe location. Additional information to come. For more information go to emergency.ttu.edu.  


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