Central Michigan University sophomore kills his parents when they pick him up for spring break: Report

The suspect, who is still on the loose, spent Thursday night at a hospital

The two people killed in a shooting at Central Michigan University on Friday morning were the parents of the suspected gunman — who is still on the loose as of Friday afternoon.

The Detroit Free Press reports that James Eric Davis, Jr,. a sophomore at the university, is accused of fatally shooting his parents in a fourth-floor dorm after they arrived to pick him up for spring break. Friday was the final day of classes at the university before the March recess.

According to the report, Davis had encountered police the night before due to what they described as a drug-related issue. Authorities reportedly brought him to the hospital, where he appears to have spent the night. The news outlet reports that Davis shot and killed his parents just after he was released from the hospital.

Anyone who sees the suspect is urged to call 911 immediately and not to approach him, as he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.


[Feature image: James Eric Davis, Jr./Police handout]