UPDATE | Suspect in fatal Central Mich. University in custody


Update 6:20 a.m.

University shooting suspect in custody

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Central Michigan University (all times local):

2:08 a.m.

A 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory and then running from campus has been apprehended.

Central Michigan's Emergency Communication says on its website that James Eric Davis Jr. was arrested without incident early Saturday. They say Davis was seen on a train passing through the north end of campus shortly after midnight.

Police say Friday morning's shooting at Campbell Hall happened when parents were arriving to pick up students for the beginning of a week-long spring break. More than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, had searched neighborhoods near Central Michigan University following the shooting.

The university identified the two dead as Davis mother Diva Davis and father James Davis Sr., a part-time police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood. The shooting occurred at a residence hall at Central Michigan, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.


Update 1:17 a.m.

A manhunt continues for a 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory.

Police on Saturday continued searching for James Eric Davis Jr., who allegedly ran from campus following the shooting at Campbell Hall.

Friday's shooting prompted a search of nearby neighborhoods that included more than 100 police officers and happened on a day when parents were arriving to pick up students for the beginning of a week-long spring break.

Police urged the public to call 911 if they saw Davis but said he shouldn't be confronted.

The university identified the two dead as Davis' mother Diva Davis and father James Davis Sr., a part-time police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood.

Central Michigan is located about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.

Update 4:49 p.m.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Police in camouflage uniforms searched house-to-house near the campus of Central Michigan University today for a student suspected of fatally shooting two people at a dormitory and then fleeing into the neighborhood.

Police released a photo of James Eric Davis Jr., urging the public to call 911 if they see him but also warning the 19-year-old shouldn't be confronted. The campus was locked down, and students and staff were told to find shelter.

"He should be considered armed and dangerous," campus police Lt. Larry Klaus said.

The shooting occurred about 8:30 a.m. at Campbell Hall, a residence hall at Central Michigan, which is about 70 miles north of Lansing. Police described the shooting as a "family-type domestic situation" and said the victims were not students.

Police declined to confirm news reports that said Davis had fatally shot his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break.

Klaus said video at the dorm suggests Davis fled on foot after the shooting. He was wearing a hoodie but had been shedding certain clothes while on the run.

The search was focused on Mount Pleasant neighborhoods near campus. Officers in camouflage knocked on doors and checked possible hiding places, such as yards and porches. In the surrounding community, students and staff in the Mount Pleasant school district were told not to leave nine buildings.

10:47 a.m.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — School officials say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University. The Detroit News reports two people have been killed.

The university said on its Facebook page Friday morning that the report concerns Campbell Hall on campus. The university says the suspect is still at large. The school says police are urging students to take shelter.

The school issued the posting around 9:30 a.m.

Here is an updated story from the Detroit News that outlines the fatalities.

An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students Friday, saying the incident is at Campbell Hall.

Central Michigan has about 23,000 students. The campus is in Mount Pleasant, about 70 miles north of Lansing.

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