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Student Allegedly Shoots Parents Inside Michigan University Dorms
James Eric Davis, Jr. is considered a person of interest. He has fled and is being called armed and dangerous.
A student has allegedly shot his parents to death inside a Central Michigan University dorm Friday morning, the Detroit Free Press has reported. The incident happened at around 8:30 a.m.
The campus and much of Mount Pleasant, the surrounding town, have gone into lockdown. No students, faculty or staff have been injured, according to a press conference. The shooting is being called domestic-related. A person of interest, who was idendified as James Eric Davis, Jr., at the press conference, is still reportedly at large. He is about 135 pounds and stands at 5'10'', according to police.
Davis is listed as a sophomore in the school's student directory, according to the Detroit Free Press. Sources told the publication that his parents arrived on Friday to pick him up for spring break. Just hours before the shooting, Davis' parents reportedly took him to a nearby hosptial for alleged drug-related issues.
The City of Mount Pleasant has tweeted out that the alleged suspect is "wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He may have taken off the blue hoodie ... He is considered armed and dangerous.”
The shooting happened near the 4th floor of a co-ed residence building, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The University’s student paper has tweeted out that the alleged gunman is still on the campus as of Friday morning.
"We are aware of the ongoing shooting at Central Michigan University," Michigan State Police officials tweeted. "MSP is committing aviation, canine and Emergency Support Team resources at this time. The CMU police department is the lead agency investigating this incident."
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder tweeted: "I am in constant contact with @MichStatePolice as they work w/local law enforcement to determine what has occurred at Central Michigan University. The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action."
This is a developing story.
[Photo: City of Mount Pleasant]