Suspect in Texas Tech police killing facing federal weapons charge

LUBBOCK — A federal weapons charge was filed Wednesday against the 19-year-old man accused in the Monday shooting death of a Texas Tech police officer.

Federal grand jurors returned an indictment against Hollis A. Daniels III on a felony charge of possession of a stolen firearm.

Daniels was arrested Monday night in connection with the slaying of officer Floyd East Jr. at the Texas Tech police department headquarters.

According to the federal indictment, Daniels is accused of possessing a stolen .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol the day of his arrest. An arrest warrant for the killing states investigators found a .45 caliber shell casing near East’s body and Daniels was armed with a loaded .45 caliber handgun when officers apprehended him.

The warrant states a Tech police corporal heard a gunshot from a briefing room where he left East with Daniels. East was completing paperwork after arresting Daniels on a drug charge. The shooting triggered a lockdown on the campus while officers searched for Daniels, who was later arrested near the City Bank Coliseum. He was booked at the Lubbock County Detention Center on a capital murder charge. His bond is set at $5 million.


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