US teen guns down parents at Michigan university

05:58 PM | 3 Mar, 2018
US teen guns down parents at Michigan university
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MOUNT PLEASANT - After a nearly daylong manhunt, police in the US state of Michigan have arrested a student suspected to have fatally shot his parents on the campus of Central Michigan University.

James Eric Davis Jr, 19, is suspected of gunning down his mother and father in his dormitory a day after he went to hospital for a drug-related issue.

The victims are Diva Davis, 47, and James Eric Davis Sr, 48, according to Chicago Tribune.

They were shot on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall, according to police.

“Law enforcement personnel responded and arrested the suspect without incident,” according to the university’s website.

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James Eric Davis was picked up after being spotted by a passenger on a train as it passed through the north end of the campus at Central Michigan University, officials said.

An Illinois state lawmaker said on Twitter that the family permanently resided in the Chicago area, where Mr Davis Sr had served as a policeman until his death.

Davis Sr. was a police officer in west suburban Bellwood and an Illinois National Guard veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Diva Davis’s Facebook page identified her as a real estate broker; friends said she was also a breast cancer survivor and had worked as a flight attendant.

The 20,000-student college - which is located two hours northwest of Detroit - confirmed the fatalities on Twitter on Friday morning.

The school is a gun-free zone and does not permit weapons on campus.