Student indicted in death of Texas Tech police officer

LUBBOCK, Texas - Authorities say a 19-year-old college student has been indicted in last month's fatal shooting of a Texas Tech University police officer.

A Lubbock County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Hollis Daniels III of Seguin (sih-GEEN') on a charge of capital murder of a peace officer. The case involves the Oct. 9 slaying of Officer Floyd East Jr.

Investigators say East was fatally shot at campus police headquarters while booking Daniels on a drug possession charge after a search of the student's dormitory room.

Conviction on a capital murder charge carries a penalty of execution or life in prison without opportunity for parole. Prosecutors didn't immediately say whether they will seek the death penalty for Daniels, who remains jailed in Lubbock.


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