Suspected deadly shooter still at large
ISABELLA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- More than 100 officers are searching for a 19-year-old James Davis Jr., who allegedly shot and killed his parents at Central Michigan University Friday morning.
The shooting happened around 9 a.m. at Campbell Hall. As of 11 p.m., parts of the building were still on lockdown.
Davis Jr. is 5'10, about 135 pounds.
Police say he was last seen running north along the train tracks. He is considered armed and dangerous.
"The university responded quickly. We had the campus on lockdown. No students faculty or staff have been injured," said Sherry Knight, associate vice president of university communications.
Students still on campus the Friday before spring break were shocked to hear the news.
"Definitely a lot Is going through my head," student Tyler Whipple said. "First and foremost, I hope they get this guy."
Students living off-campus watched as tactical teams moved from house to house searching cars and garages for signs of the suspect.
"The SWAT team has been surrounding the woods with assault rifles and their all geared up," senior Haley Leedle said. "It's pretty overwhelming with the amount of helicopters flying around and a lot going on today."
"They just asked if we've seen anything and just if we knew what was going on," said Chris Laurent, who lives near campus. "Then just to stay inside, keep the doors locked, not too much really."
Police say James Davis Jr. was in the hospital the night before for a drug-related incident.
They say the shooting was the result of a family-domestic issue. Davis' father was a police officer. According to NBC News, Davis Jr. got a gun away from his father and shot his parents in his dorm.
Police officers are looking for Davis Jr. on the ground and from the sky throughout the night Friday. They're searching the campus, in neighborhoods and north of campus. They say they won't stop looking until they find him.
"We're asking that you do not approach this individual, we're not asking you to go out and look for the individual," Jeff Brown, Mt. Pleasant Police said. "What we're asking is if you see this individual, we want you to contact 911 immediately and let our teams do what we do and apprehend that individual."
Police say they are starting to focus their search north of campus, they have found several article of clothing they believe belong to Davis.
Police believe he's still within the Mount Pleasant City limits.