Texas Tech shooting suspect faces federal weapons charge
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.