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Kliff Kingsbury gives emotional opening statement following TTU shooting

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On Monday night, Texas Tech University was on lockdown after reports surfaced of a shooter on the loose on campus. Later in the evening, police confirmed alleged shooter Hollis Daniels had been taken into custody after reportedly killing a Texas Tech Police officer.

Well prior to Tuesday’s press conference, head coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed the topic saying:

“Before we get started, on behalf of our football program, I’d like to offer our condolences to the family of the fallen officer and the entire Texas Tech police department. We obviously work closely with those guys at Texas Tech PD and it’s a tough situation for everybody involved. We greatly appreciate the immediately response and communication from our university and all the law enforcement that allowed us to be safe… our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family at this time.” 

Kingsbury added that the University is holding a press conference Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. C.T. to give more details and information on the shooting.

19-year-old Hollis Daniels was a freshman on campus who was taken to the police station after a “welfare check” led campus officers to a room littered with drugs and drugs paraphernalia. At the TTU police station, Daniels is accused of pulling a gun and fatally shooting an officer, whose name has not been released. He then fled on foot.

Daniels was taken into custody at 9:28 p.m. after he was found near the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.

Below you can listen to Kingsbury’s entire statement:

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