Central Michigan Student Killed Parents At Dorm On Eve Of Spring Break

James Eric Davis Jr

Police described the shooting as a "family-type domestic issue". Davis, a baby-faced 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory before running from campus, was apprehended early Saturday following an intensive daylong search that included more than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms.

Police said in a press conference at 4:00 p.m. that they have not had any sightings of Davis, nor have they received any reports of sightings.

A Central Michigan University student suspected of fatally shooting his parents in a dormitory has been charged with murder. Davis Jr. remains under guard at a hospital, where he was taken following his arrest early Saturday.

"This was a awful incident, it was an isolated incident, but we had two people that were killed in a residence facility", Gov. Rick Snyder, R, said at a Friday press conference.

"We had picnics in our backyard", Leal said.

Friday was the last day of classes before spring break, so many students had already left campus or were waiting for a ride home.

The shooting occurred as Davis Jr.'s parents were picking him up for spring break.

It was the nation's 12th school shooting this year.

The victims were identified as Davis' parents, James Eric Davis Sr. and Diva Jeneen Davis.

Authorities told media that the teen had been taken to a hospital on Thursday night for a drug-related incident but did not release additional details.

"The family is in shock and trying to piece everything together", a relative, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CNN.

Campbell Hall at Michigan State University. They also told police that James was turned in by an individual on a train passing through the north end of campus shortly after midnight. The arrest took place without incident.

The actions of the shooter were killed 17 people, more than 50 were injured.

A men's basketball game scheduled for Friday night between Central Michigan and Western Michigan University was postponed. It is about an hour north of Lansing, the state capital and about 2½ hours northwest of Detroit.

Davis' "contributions to our community positively impacted everyone he served and served with", Allen said. "At that point he was released to the hospital staff", Klaus said.

Davis is from another Chicago suburb called Plainfield.

The suspect is from Plainfield, Ill., and graduated high school in 2016, according to spokesman Tom Hernandez of the Plainfield School District.

His father was a part-time police officer in Bellwood for 20 years and assisted the department on special occasions.

Around 1:15 a.m. Friday, an officer came across Davis, Jr. with packed bags and suitcases, Chief Yeagley said.

Neighbors said Diva Davis was a "wonderful mother", the station reported. Authorities said that the person did not have any weapons registered to them and they didn't believe there was a threat to Davis Jr.

Police had called on Mount Pleasant residents to help locate Davis on Friday.

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