Suspect accused of shooting Texas Tech officer indicted on Capital Murder charge

LUBBOCK, Texas (KLBK/KAMC- Hollis Alvin Daniels, 19, was indicted by a grand jury in Lubbock for capital murder on Wednesday.  Daniels was arrested on October 9 less than two hours after Texas Tech police officer Floyd East, Jr. was shot and killed on campus.

East and other officers arrested Daniels for drug possession, and Daniels was inside the Texas Tech police station.  Although he was searched for a weapon, court records said somehow Daniels was able to conceal a stolen gun.  Court records said Daniels was alone in a room with East when he pulled a gun and shot East.

The indictment itself does not say if prosecutors will seek the death penalty.  A call was placed to the office of Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney to ask for more information. 


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