Wednesday marks two years since Officer East's murder - FOX34 Lubbock

Wednesday marks two years since Officer East's murder

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Two years ago the Texas Tech campus was on lockdown. A manhunt was underway for the person who killed a Texas Tech Police officer inside PD headquarters.

Prosecutors say Hollis Daniels shot officer Floyd East, Jr. in the back of the head. Daniels was a 19-year-old Tech student at the time. 

Daniels was initially taken into custody for drug possession. The manhunt went on for a couple hours. He was eventually nabbed near the Coliseum, on the northern edge of the campus.

Daniels remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center, awaiting trial on a capital murder charge. His bond is $5 million.

The officer's widow, Carmen East, filed a lawsuit against Daniels this week. It seems more than $1 million in damages for negligence, mental pain and anguish and other losses. Attorneys had planned a news conference Wednesday to discuss the suit. But Judge Sowder extended a gag order already in place in the criminal case to this civil action.

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