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(Reuters) - A person was shot on Monday at the Texas Tech University police division in Lubbock and the campus was placed on lockdown, according to police and a Twitter message from the university.
A special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team was dispatched to look for the suspect, who was still at large, Lubbock police Officer J. Rodgers said by phone. He confirmed that one person was shot at the school's police division but declined to immediately provide any other details.
Texas Tech was on lockdown Monday night after a shooting at the campus police headquarters, authorities said. At least one officer was shot and killed, according to NBC affiliate KCBD, citing police in Lubbock, Texas. The shooter was still at large as of 9:50 p.m. ET, and Texas Tech's Twitter feed warned anyone on campus to shelter in place. Emergency update. The current situation is ongoing. Continue to shelter in place. More info as it is available. t.co... — Texas Tech (@TexasTech) October 10, 2017 KCBD reported that the suspect was described as 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
Officers were reportedly performing a wellness check on Daniels while on campus when, upon entering his room, officers reportedly found evidence of drugs along with drug paraphernalia, according to a statement by Texas Tech spokesman Chris Cook.
When Daniels was brought into the department for questioning, he reportedly pulled a gun and shot an officer in the head before fleeing on foot. It is unclear if Daniels had the weapon on him upon entering the campus police station.