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Suspect questioned about stolen gun day before Texas Tech officer shooting
LUBBOCK, Texas (KLBK/KAMC)
 - Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens on Thursday morning laid out a timeline of events concerning Monday night.  

Texas Tech student Hollis Alvin Daniels, 19, of Seguin, was arrested and charged with capital murder.  He was accused of shooting Texas Tech police officer Floyd East, Jr. on the campus.

Lubbock Police had contact with Daniels the day before. 

“On Sunday, the day before, from what we understand a firearm was stolen and not reported until several hours later,” Stevens said.  Stevens did not say if the stolen gun was the same one used to kill officer East.

Lubbock Police were called to investigate the stolen gun. 

“While in route, officers saw a vehicle matching the suspect description.  He was pulled over and questioned,” Stevens said.   “He did not give consent to search the vehicle.”

Stevens said there was not enough evidence to search without consent.  There was also not enough evidence to make an arrest.  Daniels was let go. 

Stevens said on Monday, Texas Tech Police responded to a “check welfare” call.  He said officer East and others arrested Daniels, and he was inside the tech police station being processed to be booked in the jail.

Stevens did not go deep into detail ln how Daniels had or laid hands on a gun while inside the police station.  

“He was searched during his time in custody. But unfortunately he was able to gain access to a weapon,” Stevens said.  Stevens acknowledged that he left many questions unanswered and said more answers would come later. 

“We received the call of shots within two minutes,” Stevens said.  He said the call came to LPD at 7:46 pm.  “We had officers on campus at 7:49.”  

“What I saw when I got on campus was an effort to make sure students and faculty were safe,” Stevens said. 

“I want to say emphatically ... we had a remarkable response,” Stevens said.

Questions had been raised because the Texas Tech Alert system notified students of an active shooter situation 20 minutes or more after the shots were fired. 

LPD and other agencies came to campus.  That included DPS troopers, Texas Rangers, sheriff’s deputies, LPD homicide investigators and the LPD SWAT team. 

“He [Daniels] was first sighted at 9:08.  He was taken into custody by a Texas Tech police officer at 9:26 pm.  That’s a remarkable thing,” Stevens said. 

Stevens said Tech Police will do their own administrative review.  LPD will investigate the homicide.

East was 48.  He left behind a wife and two daughters.

Daniels has been in the Lubbock County Detention Center since his arrest.



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Things just don't add up.
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