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Fri Mar 2, 2018, 09:09 PM

Central Michigan University Shooting: Parents gunned down by their son on college campus

More than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, searched neighborhoods near Central Michigan University on Friday for a 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a dormitory and then running from campus.

The shooting at Campbell Hall happened on a day when parents were arriving to pick up students for the beginning of a week-long spring break.

Police released a photo of James Eric Davis Jr., urging the public to call 911 if they see him but also warning that he shouldn’t be confronted. Hours after a campus lockdown, police started a “slow, methodical removal” of staff and students who were ordered to take shelter in campus buildings, Lt. Larry Klaus said.

“He should be considered armed and dangerous,” Klaus said of Davis.

The university identified the two dead as his mother Diva Davis and father James Davis Sr., a part-time police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood. The shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. at a residence hall at Central Michigan, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.


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Siwsan Mar 2018 #1

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Fri Mar 2, 2018, 09:38 PM

1. And they still haven't found the shooter.

Only two things I can think of are, he had an accomplice (probably not very likely) or

He ran and hid out in the wooded/swampy area by the campus and succumbed to hypothermia. It does't sound like he was dressed for the weather, it was in the low 30's when this first happened, and it didn't get much above 40.

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