The family of fallen Police Officer Floyd East Jr. would like to release the following statement. Officer East was a native El Pasoan who was killed Oct. 9 while working at the Texas Tech Police Department in Lubbock.
On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 19-year-old Hollis "Reid" Daniels was indicted by a Lubbock Grand Jury, charged with Capital Murder of a Peace Officer. Daniels is accused of shooting Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East, Jr. on the evening of Monday, Oct. 9. Because of the media coverage on this case, the 137th District Court issued a news media gag order on November 2, 2017.
Police reports filed with the Texas Tech Police Department detail some of the previous interactions Hollis Daniel's had with law enforcement officials before he allegedly shot and killed Officer Floyd East Jr.
A series of search warrants released by Lubbock police on Thursday confirm many details about evidence collected in the course of their investigation into the deadly shooting of a Texas Tech police officer on Oct. 9.
President Lawrence Schovanec has announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct a review of the Texas Tech University campus safety and security policies and practices, following the death of Texas Tech Police Department Officer Floyd East Jr. last week.
In a police report from the night before the deadly shooting that took the life of a Texas Tech police officer, accused shooter Hollis Daniels threatened to kill the person he allegedly stole the gun from.