UPDATE: Suspect Has Been Caught

UPDATE: BREAKING: Police say 19-year-old student suspected of killing parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory has been apprehended.


UPDATE:  Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a 19-year-old man suspected of killing two people at Central Michigan University.

The shooting occurred in a residence hall Friday morning on the campus in Mount Pleasant. Police say neither victim was a student.

Lt. Larry Klaus says police are searching for James Eric Davis Jr. Klaus says surveillance footage shows the young man fled on foot. He’s considered armed and dangerous.

Klaus says Davis was wearing a black hoodie but apparently has been shedding certain clothes since the shooting around 8:30 a.m. His photo was released to the public. Anyone who sees him is asked not to confront him, but to call 911.

Klaus says Davis was taken to a hospital Thursday night by campus police because of a drug-related health problem, possibly an overdose.

He didn’t release the names of the victims.


UPDATE:  Two people were shot at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant this morning, according to Michigan State Police.

The suspect, considered armed and dangerous, is at large, Mount Pleasant officials said.

A description of he man has been released:


MOUNT PLEASANT, MICH (WOAY) — School officials say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.

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.

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 (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.

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