Student sought in killing of parents at Central Michigan University in custody

A Michigan college student believed to have fatally shot his parents on campus on Friday, sparking a lockdown and a day-long police search, has been apprehended, Central Michigan University police said.

James Eric Davis Jr., 19, is thought to have fatally shot his parents with his father’s gun, according to a source. Davis’ father, James Davis Sr., was a police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood, Illinois State Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch confirmed.

The suspect was in custody of Central Michigan University Police, police said early Saturday.

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

Davis, who was enrolled at the school, somehow got the weapon off his father when they returned to his dorm from a local hospital and opened fire around 8:30 a.m., a source told NBC News.

Described as “armed and dangerous,” Davis was caught on surveillance camera fleeing Campbell Hall on foot from the campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, said Lt. Larry Klaus of the CMU campus police.




Image: James Eric Davis

James Eric Davis.