Stu­dent ac­cused of shoot­ing cop was searched

The Oklahoman - - NATION | WORLD -

A Texas Tech Univer­sity stu­dent ac­cused of killing a cam­pus po­lice of­fi­cer was searched at some point be­fore he pulled a gun while be­ing booked on a drug charge at the po­lice sta­tion, au­thor­i­ties said Thurs­day.

Lubbock po­lice Chief Greg Stevens said dur­ing a news con­fer­ence that Hol­lis Daniels III was searched af­ter cam­pus po­lice of­fi­cer Floyd East Jr. went to his dorm room Mon­day to check on his wel­fare, but he didn’t say whether the search oc­curred be­fore or af­ter East brought Daniels to the cam­pus po­lice sta­tion.

“He was searched dur­ing his time in cus­tody but un­for­tu­nately he was able to gain ac­cess to a weapon,” Stevens said.

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