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Police Officer and His Wife Fatally Shot on Central Michigan University Campus

The suspected shooter is still at large, according to the university, who added that "police believe the situation started from a domestic situation."

Posted: Mar 2, 2018 9:27 AM
Updated: Mar 2, 2018 3:53 PM

(ABC) An Illinois police officer and his wife were shot dead at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant this morning.

The suspected shooter is still at large, according to the university, who added that "police believe the situation started from a domestic situation."

Bellwood Police Officer James Davis Sr. and his wife were the victims, according to Illinois State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch. Police have not confirmed their identities.

No students, faculty or staff were injured in the shooting.

The suspect, 19-year-old James Eric Davis, is considered armed and dangerous, the school said.

University police said the suspect was caught on camera fleeing the area.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is asking for the community's help to find him.

A police department had contact with the suspect Thursday night, and at some point in the night, he was taken to a hospital, university police said.

The campus was on lockdown this morning and students posted on social media images of their barricaded dorm room doors and video of the school's alert message.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said, "The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus."

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