MT. PLEASANT, Mich, (CBS/CNN) — Authorities are searching for a Chicago area teenager wanted for shooting and killing two people Friday on Central Michigan University’s campus.
Students on campus reported they received automated messages from the university just after 9 a.m. warning of shots fired near the fourth floor of Campbell Hall. The student dormitory is located on West Broomfield Street.
Central Michigan University confirmed two people were killed at the campus hall. University police said CMU student James Eric Davis, Jr. fatally shot his parents who had arrived at the dorm to pick him up from school, adding that the killings stemmed from a “domestic situation.”
There are no additional injuries. The campus is on lockdown and the suspect is still at large. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach him. Call 911 immediately.
Davis is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5’10” and 135 lbs. Mt. Pleasant Public Safety said he is wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He may have taken off the hoodie, police said.
Davis is from the Chicago area. He graduated from Plainfield Central High School in 2016. He started high school at Plainfield South High School, before transferring to Plainfield Central for his senior year, according to Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202. The Lansing State Journal reports his father is a part-time police officer in Bellwood.
“Those planning to come to campus today to pick up students for spring break should stay off campus until further notice. Please go to the Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission St. University staff will be on site to support the families,” the university said in a press release.
Friday was the final day before Spring Break for students.
Michigan State Police have choppers, canine crews, and Emergency Support Team resources on the scene.
Sacred Heart Academy is confirmed on lockdown. Midland, Coleman, Meridian, and Bullock Creek Schools are all in secure mode.