Exclusive: CMU student speaks out to FOX 45 about campus lockdown, shooting

Law enforcement officers search a wooded area for a suspect involved in a shooting at a Central Michigan University residence hall on Friday, March 2, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Two people who weren't students were fatally shot as campus police believe the shooting "started from a domestic situation," the university said in a statement. No other injuries were immediately reported. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

MT. PLESANT, Mich. (WKEF/WRGT) – Police in Michigan are still looking for an 18 year old they said shot and killed his parents on the campus of Central Michigan University.

Sophomore Caitlyn Murphy spoke out only to FOX 45 about the incident. She volunteers at a daycare in the area, and said they were locked down for nearly 7 hours on Friday with no one allowed in or out.

“You never think it will happen to you, but it can, and that’s the craziest part,” Murphy said. “It happened in Florida and it happened in wherever else, and you’re like, ‘That sucks, but that’s not really a reality for me’, but now I have to go to school next week, and that’s still going to be there. It’s just insane.”

The university, city schools and buildings were all on lockdown for most of the day. Police said James Eric Davis Jr., killed his parents as they were picking him up for spring break.

All of this happened on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall dormitory.

Police do believe the suspect is still within city limits. They said they had contact with him Thursday night for a drug-related incident, and he was then sent to the hospital.

Davis’ father was a part-time police officer at the Bellwood Police Department in Illinois.

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