Student Reportedly Kills his Parents in Shooting at Central Michigan University Dorm

Two people were shot and killed at about 9 a.m. Friday at Central Michigan University, state police said. The suspected shooter, who fled the scene in Mount Pleasant on foot, is still at large. Police have identified him as a student named James Eric Davis, Jr., a 19-year-old black male about 5’10” and 135 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous. According to a press release on the university’s website, no others were injured in the shooting, which took place in Campbell Hall, a residence building. “The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation,” said the school. The campus remained on lockdown as of about 11 a.m. Friday. The Detroit Free Press on Friday reported that the victims were Davis’s parents, who had arrived on campus to take him home for spring break—but police have not confirmed that detail. Officials said they had contact with Davis on Thursday night over a “drug-related issue” but turned him over to medical staff at a local hospital. He was released on Friday morning, just before the shooting, the newspaper reported.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast