Lubbock Police Deparment provides update in Texas Tech shooting

The Lubbock Police Department released additional details in the Texas Tech shooting Thursday.

LUBBOCK, TX - Lubbock Police Department's Police Chief Gregory Stevens provided additional details on the fatal shooting of a Texas Tech University police officer Thursday.

The fatal shooting took the life of a officer within the Texas Tech University Police Department. 

Hollis Daniels, 19, is charged with capital murder and a federal violation of possession of a stolen firearm in the death of TTUPD Officer Floyd East Jr., 48.

On Oct. 9 Daniels was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. 

Daniels was transported to TTUPD where he was in the process of being booked into jail by Officer East. 

During the booking Daniels pulled a gun and allegedly shot Officer East, fatally wounding him. 

"This is a delicate investigation, we're at the early stages," Chief Stevens said. "Investigators still have a lot to do. At some point there will be a trial, there will be a trial through the criminal process, and we have to be respectful of that."

Daniels then fled the station and was shortly located near the Lubbock Coliseum near the Jones AT&T Stadium.

During the press announcement Chief Stevens paid respects to Officer East's family, his wife and two daughters.

The Lubbock Police Department has taken over the investigation of the homicide from TTUPD.

Stevens says they're currently still waiting on lab results to put together a package for the Lubbock County District Attorney's Office to be used in the trial.

 

 

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