Shots fired at university in MI

Shots fired at university in MI

Shots fired at university in MI

Central Michigan has postponed its Friday night men's basketball game against Western Michigan after police confirmed a shooting on campus.

Police have arrested James Eric Davis Jr., the suspect in Friday's deadly shooting at Central Michigan University.

The university identified the victims as James Eric Davis Sr., who was a Bellwood, Ill. police officer, and his wife, Diva Jeneen Davis.

After the shootings, the gunman fled the scene on foot, heading north, police said.

Central Michigan University police say the campus is still actively locked down.

Lt. Larry Klaus says Davis went to a hospital Thursday night after dealing with a drug-related health issue. For hours the campus went into lockdown mode while a manhunt involving local and state police also included help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and ATF.

The suspect was still at large and considered armed and risky. Pleasant, went into lockdown mode once the shooting occurred.

Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey told reporters Friday evening that he grew up with James Davis Sr., who had been a family friend and a part-time police officer with the department for more than 20 years.

"That's traumatic", Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said at a news conference hours after the Friday morning shooting.

Police said cameras located in the common area and exits of the dorm captured Davis leaving the dorm, heading north and running along train tracks. "I feel like that never happens in MI, out of all the places, Mount Pleasant". University police said the couple were shot at Campbell Hall, a dormitory.

Police say the 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents was arrested early Saturday morning.

Police released a photo of James Eric Davis Jr., urging the public to call 911 if anyone sees him but also warning that he shouldn't be confronted. "At that point he was released to the hospital staff", Klaus said.

Friday was the last day before spring break.

The shooting took place around 9:30 Campbell Hall, which is part of the Towers residence halls on the west side of campus. Visitors also weren't being allowed to enter.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland have made powerful appeals for change to permissive U.S. gun laws in the wake of the shooting.

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