Texas Tech student shoots dead campus police officer

A Texas Tech police officer was shot dead by a student who remains at large, according to a report.

The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. on Monday near the Texas Tech University Police headquarters at 413 Flint Ave. in Lubbock, Texas, KCBD reported.

Campus police were making a student welfare check when they entered the suspect’s room and found drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to the school’s spokesperson Chris Cook.

The suspect, who was brought to the police headquarters for questioning, pulled out a gun and shot the officer in the head, Cook said.

Police are still searching for the suspect, who fled on floot. 

 “A shooting has been reported at TTU Police Department. Shooter is at large. The campus is on lockdown. Take shelter,” the university tweeted.

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