Central Michigan University Shooting Suspect Caught

Mar 04, 2018, 04:05
Central Michigan University Shooting Suspect Caught

Since he was an officer in IL, he would have needed special permission to have the gun on campus, authorities said.

Davis Jr. walked upstairs to the fourth-floor of Campbell Hall, where he allegedly shot and killed his father and his mother.

Dispatchers have confirmed that the shooter, James Eric Davis Jr.is now in police custody. CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley said he was not surprised that Davis was so close. Many students had already left campus while others were planning to leave Friday.

President Donald Trump, a member of the Republican party that is typically against gun control measures, turned heads on Thursday by ridiculing legislators for their lack of action on mass shootings.

"Mr. Davis was very vague". The officer approached Davis to see if he was OK, but he said Davis was not reasonable or speaking logically.

Update, March 3rd 4:45 pm: A Central Michigan University student suspected of fatally shooting his parents in a dormitory has been charged with murder. But campus police said the parents arrived Friday morning after officers called them to say their son was behaving strangely.

Both parents and police were concerned drug use may have been involved in his behavior.

Klaus said video at the dorm suggested that Davis had fled on foot after the shooting.

Davis appeared to be incoherent and suffering from hypothermia when he was arrested Saturday morning, Yeagley said.

"He stayed until the following morning when he was picked up by his parents and came back to Campbell Hall". Hours later, officers spotted Davis Jr.in a dorm hallway with his suitcases, Yeagley said.

ABC reported that Neither victim was a student, the school said, adding that "police believe the situation started from a domestic situation".

After the shooting, authorities identified the suspect as Davis Jr. and a search for him extended throughout Friday. Police said they had recovered pieces of clothing along the tracks.

Here's a video of police searching near train tracks Friday. Chief Yeagley said Davis believed someone was after him and could harm him.

Students spent hours locked down in classrooms and dormitories while armed police searched Central Michigan University.

After the shooting, authorities identified Davis as the suspect. Pleasant for an evaluation and his parents made the trip from IL to Mt.

According to Davis' Twitter page, he was a sophomore at Central Michigan University, slated to graduate in 2020. Saturday classes at the Mount Pleasant campus scheduled for Saturday were canceled.

A witness told police that Davis at one point Friday morning was seen walking from a parking lot into the residence hall with a gun in his hand. "That's traumatic", Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said, per Newsweek.

The attack at CMU is the latest in a recent spate of school shootings across the US. A robocall also went out to people on the campus, telling them a suspect was on the loose.

Students were made aware by the CMU Alert System. Mount Pleasant is about a 285-mile (460-kilometer) drive from the family's hometown of Plainfield, Illinois.

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