Shooter Kills His Parents at Central Michigan University Dorms, Still at Large
UPDATE 1:18p: A Central Michigan University student fatally shot his parents in the dorms on Friday morning. Michigan State Police have identified the suspect, who they consider to be armed and dangerous, and are still searching the area.
All schools in the area, as well as university and city buildings, are on lockdown at this time. CMU posted to their Twitter account that the shots were fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Students were also alerted to the situation with robo-call from the university.
The city of Mt. Pleasant says the suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. He has been identified as James Eric Davis, Jr. He is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5'10" and 135 lbs. He was seen wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie, but may no longer be wearing the hoodie.
According to ABC-12, police had prior contact with Davis Thursday night (3/1) related to a drug interaction medical incident, which may have been a drug overdose, after which he was released from Mclaren-Mt. Pleasant Hospital.
At around 9:30 Friday morning (3/2), Davis allegedly shot and killed his parents as they came to pick him up from Campbell Hall for Spring Break.
After the shooting, surveillance cameras spotted Davis fleeing the scene toward nearby railroad tracks, where they found discarded clothing items that may be his. Police and K-9 teams are searching nearby neighborhoods and wooded areas near High Street.
Keep checking back and we will keep you up-to-date as details come out.