A shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning in a dorm on the Central Michigan University campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people, believed not to be students, were killed. Police have named James Eric Davis, Jr. as a person of interest. Read on to find out what we know so far about the Central Michigan shooting in Mount Pleasant, including a description of the suspect on the run in this campus shooting.
Two people have been killed in a dorm shooting on the Mount Pleasant campus of Central Michigan University (CMU).
The shooting occurred Friday, March 2 around 8:30 CT on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall, which is part of the campus’ Towers Complex. It is located near West Campus Drive and West Broomfield Street.
There were no injuries reported.
According to police, the incident may have stemmed from a domestic situation. The two people killed by gunfire are not students at the university. Their identities have not yet been released.
At this time, the shooter has not been arrested, so there is an active manhunt in and around the Mount Pleasant campus.
The City of Mt. Pleasant Twitter account tweeted out a description of the possible suspect. They described him as a 19-year-old male, 5’9”, wearing a blue hoodie and mustard yellow jeans.
UPDATE 10:23 a.m.: The suspect is a 19-year-old black male who is approx. 5 foot 9 inches tall. He is wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He may have taken off the blue hoodie. He is considered armed & dangerous. If you see the suspect, do not approach him. Call 911.
— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018
Police have issued the identity of a person of interest. James Eric Davis, Jr. is described as black, 19 years old, 5’10”, and 135 lbs.
Police have the campus on lockdown while they search for the suspect. Anyone on the campus is advised to remain inside and lock all doors.
As it’s the beginning of Spring Break, parents picking up students are advised not to enter the CMU campus. Instead, they should go to the Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission St. for information and assistance.
Other schools in the area are also locked down.
This is a breaking story, so updates will be forthcoming.