Shooting suspect detained in Michigan University double shooting

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Officer James Davis Sr. Officer James Davis Sr.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WAND) - A Michigan college student believed to have fatally shot his parents on campus on Friday, sparking a lockdown and a day-long police search, is behind bars.

James Eric Davis Jr., 19, is thought to have fatally shot his parents with his father's gun, NBC News reported. Davis' father, James Davis Sr., is a police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood, Illinois State Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch confirmed.

The suspect was in custody of Central Michigan University Police, police said early Saturday.

"The suspect was seen and reported by an individual on a train passing through the north end of campus shortly after midnight," the university said in a statement. "Law enforcement personnel responded and arrested the suspect without incident."

A university spokesperson says 19-year-old Eric Davis Jr. faces a felony weapon charge and a murder charge.

Davis Jr. is being held under guard at a hospital where he was taken following his arrest. 


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