Michigan Student Suspected of Murdering Parents has been Captured

(Fox) The Central Michigan University student wanted in connection with Friday’s shooting deaths of his parents has been arrested, authorities said.
James Eric Davis, 19, was apprehended just after midnight Saturday, an officer with Mount Pleasant Public Safety told Detroit’s Fox 2.

No details were immediately available about where or how Davis was arrested, but the city of Mount Pleasant, Mich., tweeted about the arrest.

Authorities said the student was wanted for fatally shooting his father James Eric Davis Sr., 48, and mother Diva, 47 earlier Friday.

For hours the campus went into lockdown mode while a manhunt involving local and state police also included help from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

For hours the campus went into lockdown mode while a manhunt involving local and state police also included help from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The elder Davis was a part-time police officer in Bellwood, Ill., Bellwood police Chief Jiminez Allen told Detroit’s Fox 2.

Vice President Mike Pence commented on the slayings during a stop in Detroit, the Detroit Free Press reported.

“Our hearts go out to the fallen and especially local, state and federal agencies who are working on the apprehension and the investigation,” Pence said. “We have to act and we will. We’ve got a lot of work to do. This president and this administration will not rest until we make our schools safe.”

Lt. Larry Klaus said surveillance video suggests that Davis fled on foot after the shooting.

The suspect is from Plainfield, Ill., and graduated high school in 2016, according to spokesman Tom Hernandez of the Plainfield School District.

Illinois state Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch confirmed the deaths on Twitter, calling it “a sad day in Bellwood.” He said the shooting “strikes close to home.”

Lt. Larry Klaus said surveillance video suggests that Davis fled on foot after the shooting.

The suspect is from Plainfield, Ill., and graduated high school in 2016, according to spokesman Tom Hernandez of the Plainfield School District.

Illinois state Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch confirmed the deaths on Twitter, calling it “a sad day in Bellwood.” He said the shooting “strikes close to home.”

Central Michigan University went on lockdown after students and faculty were sent emergency alerts around 9 a.m. Friday.

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.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he has been in contact with local police 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,” he continued in a tweet.

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters said he was “deeply saddened” by another “tragic incident of gun violence.”

“I am heartbroken for the victims and praying for the safety of Mount Pleasant and @CMUniversity community as first responders work to apprehend the shooter,” he tweeted.

A men’s basketball game scheduled for Friday night between Central Michigan and Western Michigan University was postponed. No makeup date has been announced.

Central Michigan has about 23,000 students. The campus is in Mount Pleasant, about 70 miles north of Lansing.

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