Shooting at CMU: 2 dead, suspect at large considered armed and dangerous

Mar 2, 2018

Central Michigan University
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UPDATE: 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.

Central Michigan University police confirm two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning. The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation.

There are no additional injuries.

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

CMU police are working closely with local and state police.

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.

Those planning to come to campus today to pick up students for spring break should stay off campus until further notice. Please go to the Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission St. University staff will be on site to support the families.

WCMU-FM reports this is according to CMU police are telling students and employees to shelter in place.

According to police scanner traffic, all schools (including K-12 public schools) in Isabella County are on “secure lockdown” at this time. There has been no further information on any victims.