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Texas Tech shooting suspect faces federal weapons charge


Hollis Alvin Daniels, III was federally indicted Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of a stolen firearm. Daniels is charged with murder in the death of Texas Tech University Police Officer Floyd East, Jr.

The 19-year-old Texas Tech University student charged with murder in the shooting death of a campus police officer is facing a federal weapons charge for possession of a stolen firearm.


Hollis Alvin Daniels, III was federally indicted Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of a stolen firearm.

A Texas Tech spokesman confirmed Wednesday that Daniels used a gun he brought into the police station to kill Texas Tech University Police Officer Floyd East Jr. on Monday.

Monday, officers received complaints about a student acting erratically and possibly having a weapon. East conducted a student welfare check Monday evening and found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Daniels was taken to the police station where he later "pulled out a gun," fatally shot East and fled. He was not handcuffed.

Daniels was arrested, after a short campus-wide lockdown. He is being held on a $5 million bond.


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