Location of Texas Tech shooting delayed alert

Hollis Daniels shot and killed Officer Floyd East Jr.

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Lubbock police say they were on Texas Tech University's campus within five minutes of receiving a call about the shooting of a campus police officer.

It took about 35 minutes from the time university officials called the city police for an alert to be sent to students and faculty warning them that an armed suspect was on the loose.

University officials told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that the delay happened because the police station where the initial student alert would normally be generated had become a crime scene.

A 19-year-old student, Hollis Daniels III, is charged with murder in Monday's killing of campus police officer Floyd East Jr., who had arrested Daniels on a drug possession charge and was booking him at the station when the attack occurred.

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