Police officer shot and killed at Texas Tech University

A police officer has been shot and killed on the Texas Tech University campus.

SWAT team members are now searching for the suspected gunman, identified as freshman Hollis A. Daniels, 19, who is on the loose.

The campus in Lubbock has been placed on lockdown and students have been told to shelter in place. 

A police officer has been shot and killed on the Texas Tech University campus (file picture)

A police officer has been shot and killed on the Texas Tech University campus (file picture)

A police officer has been shot and killed on the Texas Tech University campus (file picture)

SWAT team members are now searching for the suspected gunman, identified as freshman Hollis A. Daniels, 19, (pictured) who is on the loose

SWAT team members are now searching for the suspected gunman, identified as freshman Hollis A. Daniels, 19, (pictured) who is on the loose

University spokesman Chris Cook says campus police found drugs in Daniels' (pictured) dorm

University spokesman Chris Cook says campus police found drugs in Daniels' (pictured) dorm

SWAT team members are now searching for the suspected gunman, identified as freshman Hollis A. Daniels, 19, (pictured left and right) who is on the loose

Daniels is believed to have fled the campus in a vehicle after the shooting. 

University spokesman Chris Cook says campus police found drugs in Daniels’ dorm. 

They then brought him back to police headquarters for a ‘standard debriefing’.

Then, he allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the cop in the head, killing him. 

KCBD reports that the suspect is 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.