Shots fired on Central Michigan University's campus

Police are searching for a lone gunman after two people were shot and killed on Central Michigan University's campus. Officials identified James Eric Davis Jr.as a suspect in the fatal incident, and on Friday afternoon said he remained at large. He is "considered armed and unsafe", and people should call 911 and not approach him if they see him.

CMU police did have contact with Davis last night, he was in the hospital for a drug related incident but was released from the hospital. Police say he fled on foot. "It is unknown what clothing he may be wearing now because we have located a number of articles of clothing along the railroad grade". Pleasant Police say the two dead in Friday's shooting are Diva Davis, 47, and James Davis, 48.

Friday is the final day before Spring Break for students. Anyone who sees the suspect, do not approach him and call 911 immediately. Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also traveling to the crime scene, and Michigan's governor and attorney general said they were following the situation.

"The important thing to know is that our community is safe, we're going to ask that everyone stay inside at this time", Jeff Brown, the public-information officer for the Mount Pleasant Police Department, told reporters.

The 19-year-old suspect, James Davis Jr., fatally shot both of his parents, Mt. There are more than 20,000 students enrolled at the campus.


Central Michigan University advises those on campus to take shelter as the shooting suspect is still at large, in an alert on its website and on Twitter, today.

"Uniformed officers are beginning to assist individuals in leaving campus buildings".

The search was focused on Mount Pleasant neighborhoods near campus.

The shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m.at Campbell Hall, a residence hall at Central Michigan, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.

Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey said he thought the parents were picking up their son before spring break.

  • Tracy Klein