Student accused of murdering Texas Tech police officer used stolen gun, officials say

The shooter arrested on the campus of Texas Tech University after he allegedly murdered a police officer may face additional federal charges for using a stolen gun.

Hollis Daniels, 19, was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury for possession of a stolen firearm, according to  The young college student also has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer.

The incident occurred on Monday when Texas Tech campus police brought Daniels to the campus police station after finding evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia in his dorm room. At the station, the freshman pulled out a gun and allegedly shot an officer in the head before fleeing on foot. Daniels was later apprehended by campus police near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.

Officials with Texas Tech confirmed to KXAS 5 that Daniels did not use a police department gun in the shooting. Original reports suggested that he may have stolen the gun from a police officer while he was detained at the station.

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