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Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby bignflnut » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:17 am

There has been a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Suspect is still at large, police advise all to take shelter. If you see something suspicious, call 911.


There has been a report of a shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University. The suspect is a black male and considered armed and dangerous.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is assisting Central Michigan University PD with the situation. The shooter has not yet been apprehended. A CodeRed alert has been sent to the impacted neighborhoods.
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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby bignflnut » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:37 am

UPDATE 10:23 a.m.: The suspect is a 19-year-old black male who is approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall. He is wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He may have taken off the blue hoodie. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see the suspect, do not approach him. Call 911 immediately.
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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby bignflnut » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:44 am

Two people were shot and killed early this morning on the Central Michigan University campus.

Some reports say two others may also have been shot.

Police are looking for a black man with a pistol after reports of shots being fired on campus.

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Officials are looking for a black man with short hair, slight build, wearing yellow-colored jeans, a blue hoodie and a pistol tucked in his belt.

A tracking dog is assisting from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police and others are on their way from Clare and Michigan State Police headquarters in Lansing.

One officer found evidence that he had been seen near the Northwest Apartments at the train tracks near campus.
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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby bignflnut » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:02 am

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.

The person of interest is James Eric Davis, Jr. He is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5'10" and 135 lbs.
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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby pirateguy191 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:45 am

CNN described the shooter.

"The suspect -- described as a 19-year-old wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie -- is still at large and considered armed and dangerous, and people are advised "to take shelter," law enforcement and school officials said. The shooting happened on the dorm's fourth floor."
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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby docachna » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:22 pm

Fox News is saying he killed his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/02/gunman-opens-fire-at-central-michigan-university-2-shot.html

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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby bignflnut » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:37 pm

Update 2:56 pm: Officers assisting individuals in leaving buildings

The suspect in this morning's campus shooting is still at large. CMU police continue to work closely with local and state police agencies.

Uniformed officers are beginning to assist individuals in leaving campus buildings. Officers will be going building to building. Please wait for officers before leaving buildings.

Students in residence halls may stay in the halls or can leave with assistance from uniformed officers. Residential students will be allowed into halls with their CMU ID. Campbell Hall is open with the exception of the fourth floor.
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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby bignflnut » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:11 am

Update 12:50 am: Shooting suspect in custody

The suspect in the shooting incident that happened on CMU’s campus is now in custody.

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

CMU President George E. Ross thanks the campus and surrounding community and many law enforcement personnel who came together to keep each other safe and apprehend the suspect.


Michigan State Police says the suspected shooter, James Davis Jr., used his fathers’ gun.

Central Michigan University says he killed his father, James Davis Sr., a police officer in Bellwood, Illinois, and his mother, Diva Davis, in Campbell Hall Friday morning.
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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby bignflnut » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:33 pm

FWIW to put a bow on this...from a friend who has a student at CMU...

The student had been in the hospital Thursday night with a reaction to some recreational drugs. The student was paranoid about his roommate, but video footage in an elevator showed that he was way out in left field. Treated and released.

Apparently Friday morning, the parents of the student show up and begin the process of moving some items down to the vehicle for Spring Break (probably laundry and such). In the process, the student retrieves his father's service revolver (oh yeah, dad was a cop from another town), goes back up and shoots the adults (perhaps a confrontation about Thursday night's events, perhaps that's why they showed up so early, IDK).

No known history of family strife. Student not known to be a problem child. Aftereffects of a bad trip likely. The student was found near hypothermia huddled near the train tracks not far from the dorm exit after a railroad driver saw him and reported him. It was just before 1AM

Apparently none of the students were ever threatened or targeted. Cameras did show where he exited the building, and although he had dropped the weapon at the scene of the crime, it looked like he had something tucked in his waistband...hence the armed and dangerous.

No national news because the narratives didn't fit-- Black on black crime, Drug use, etc...according to my friend.
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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby bignflnut » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:57 pm

I guess there are a few articles:

19-year-old student charged with fatally shooting his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory had been acting so strangely the day before the killings that campus police talked to his mother and then took him to a hospital for suspected drug abuse, authorities said Saturday.

University police Chief Bill Yeagley told reporters that James Eric Davis Jr.'s parents had just picked him up from that hospital and brought him to his dorm to pack up for spring break when Friday's shooting happened. He said the gun used in the shooting belonged to Davis' father, James Davis Sr., a part-time police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood.

Yeagley would not say whether the father had brought the gun to the university's campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, when picking up his son, but he noted that Davis Jr. can be seen on video in the dorm's parking lot with the gun before he entered the residence hall where his parents were shot around 8:30 a.m.

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He said police had first come into contact with Davis Jr. on Thursday morning when he came running into a community police officer's office in his dorm "very frightened" and "not making a lot of sense."

"He said someone was out to hurt him, someone was going to harm him, and the officer calmed him down and tried to gain more information about what was going on. ... Mr. Davis was very vague and he kept talking about someone having a gun," Yeagley said, adding that Davis Jr. said he had not actually seen the person with a gun.

"We said, 'How do you know he was going to hurt you if you didn't see a gun?' He was saying things like, 'It's just a feeling. I know it,'" the chief said.

Davis Jr. eventually talked about riding in a dorm elevator with the person, and police went to talk to the individual Davis Jr. had identified. Yeagley said that when officers determined that the person posed no threat — and reviewed video from the elevator that showed Davis Jr. and that person laughing — Davis Jr. said he was fine and was leaving campus Friday for spring break.

Hours later, officers spotted Davis Jr. in a dorm hallway with his suitcases, Yeagley said. When officers tried to talk to him, he again wasn't making sense, Yeagley said, adding that the student was acting "in a fashion that isn't reasonable or logical." They asked Davis Jr. to call his parents, which he did. An officer then spoke to Davis' mother, Diva Davis, told them about her son's behavior, their concerns about possible drug use and asked her whether he had a history of drug use, Yeagley said.

"The mother said she too was concerned this could be drugs," he said.
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Re: Central Michigan University shots fired

Postby BEAR! » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:51 pm

bignflnut wrote:FWIW to put a bow on this...from a friend who has a student at CMU...

The student had been in the hospital Thursday night with a reaction to some recreational drugs. The student was paranoid about his roommate, but video footage in an elevator showed that he was way out in left field. Treated and released.

Apparently Friday morning, the parents of the student show up and begin the process of moving some items down to the vehicle for Spring Break (probably laundry and such). In the process, the student retrieves his father's service revolver (oh yeah, dad was a cop from another town), goes back up and shoots the adults (perhaps a confrontation about Thursday night's events, perhaps that's why they showed up so early, IDK).

No known history of family strife. Student not known to be a problem child. Aftereffects of a bad trip likely. The student was found near hypothermia huddled near the train tracks not far from the dorm exit after a railroad driver saw him and reported him. It was just before 1AM

Apparently none of the students were ever threatened or targeted. Cameras did show where he exited the building, and although he had dropped the weapon at the scene of the crime, it looked like he had something tucked in his waistband...hence the armed and dangerous.

No national news because the narratives didn't fit-- Black on black crime, Drug use, etc...according to my friend.



Exactly where is Hypothermia Michigan? :P
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