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Gunman suspected of killing Texas Tech officer arrested, campus lockdown lifted

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech University in Lubbock was placed on lockdown after a campus police officer was shot and killed.

Just before 9:30 p.m., FOX 34 in Lubbock reported that the shooter was arrested.

University spokesman Chris Cook said campus police made a student welfare Monday evening and, upon entering the room, found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers then brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing.

While at the station, Cook said the suspect pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing him. The suspect then fled on foot but was apprehended.

University officials issued a lockdown alert to students on social media, noting that the suspect had not been apprehended. The alert urged those on campus "to take shelter in a safe location."

Police released the suspect's information, but per Fox 4 policy, we are not naming the suspect until they are formally charged.

The name of the officer has not yet been released.