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UPDATE: Search Continues For Suspect Who Fatally Shot His Parents At Central Michigan University

Police are searching for 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

THE LATEST on a shooting at Central Michigan University:

The Central Michigan University Police Department has identified the victims in this morning’s campus shooting as James Eric Davis, Sr., and Diva Jeneen Davis. The victims are the father and mother of the suspect, who remains at large.

Multiple police agencies – more than 100 officers – continue to search for the suspect.

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The suspect in this morning’s campus shooting is still at large.

Police say they’re starting to escort students and staff from buildings at Central Michigan University while they continue to search for a young man accused of killing two people.

School President George Ross says Friday is a “tragic day” for Central Michigan.

Police are searching for 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. of Plainfield, Illinois. Police declined to confirm news reports that the two victims shot at a residence hall were Davis’ parents.

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Police warned the public not to a confront a 19-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting two people on Friday at a Central Michigan University residence hall, saying he is considered dangerous and likely still in the area.

Investigators said neither victim was a student and described the shooting as a “family-type domestic situation.” Police declined to confirm a Detroit Free Press report citing unnamed sources that said the suspect, James Eric Davis Jr., had fatally shot his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break.

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Police say two people who aren’t students have been fatally shot at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.

Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a 19-year-old man suspected of killing two people at Central Michigan University.

Lt. Larry Klaus says police are searching for James Eric Davis Jr. Klaus says surveillance footage shows the young man fled on foot. He’s considered armed and dangerous.

Klaus says Davis was wearing a black hoodie but apparently has been shedding certain clothes since the shooting around 8:30 a.m. His photo was released to the public. Anyone who sees him is asked not to confront him, but to call 911.

Klaus says Davis was taken to a hospital Thursday night by campus police because of a drug-related health problem, possibly an overdose.

He didn’t release the names of the victims.

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The school says police believe the Friday morning shooting “started from a domestic situation.” Investigators are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The school is urging students to take shelter. It also says no other injuries have been reported.

Campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large.

“The person of interest is James Eric Davis, Jr. He is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5’10” and 135 lbs,” Central Michigan University posted on their website.

The school posted an alert around 9:30 a.m. on its Facebook page about shots being fired at Campbell Hall. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students. The shooting occurred on the last day of classes before spring break.

Halie Byron, 20, said she locked herself in her off-campus house, about a 10-minute walk from Campbell Hall. She had planned to run errands before traveling home to the Detroit area.

“It’s scary thinking about how easy a shooter can come into a college campus anywhere — a classroom, a library. There’s so much easy access,” Byron said.

In the surrounding community, students and staff in the Mount Pleasant school district were told not to leave nine buildings. 

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Parents asked to stay off university campus

Parents trying to pick up students following a fatal shooting at Central Michigan University are being asked to stay off campus.

The school says parents are being told to go to a local hotel in Mount Pleasant where staff would assist them.

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Central Michigan University reported on Friday morning through its Twitter feed that there has been a report of shots fired on campus

School officials said Friday morning that police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.

Earlier, the university had reported through its Twitter feed that there had been a report of shots fired specifically at Campbell Hall, located at its Mount Pleasant campus.

The university says the suspect is still at large, and police are urging students to take shelter.

The city says the male suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

The school released the information on its Facebook page around 9:30 a.m. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students Friday morning.

The City of Mount Pleasant informed through its Twitter feed that “the suspect is a 19-year-old black male who is approx. 5 foot 9 inches tall.”

Central Michigan University has about 23,000 students in Mount Pleasant, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.

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