UPDATE 03/02/2018 12:42 PM EST:  Per the Detroit Free Pressthe two deaths are suspect James Eric Davis, Jr.’s parents.  

Davis, Jr. is a sophomore at Central Michigan University.  He was taken to a local hospital Thursday night (March 1) by police after a “drug-related issue” and was released early this morning just before the shooting.  Davis, Jr.’s parents were at his dorm in Campbell Hall on CMU’s campus to pick him up for spring break.

UPDATE 03/02/2018 12:27 PM EST: City of Mt. Pleasant released the photo below of person of interest James Eric Davis, Jr.  He is still at large and is still considered armed and dangerous.


UPDATE 03/02/2018 10:58 AM EST: Central Michigan University has issued the following statement with suspect updates regarding Friday morning’s shooting:

Central Michigan University police confirm two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning. The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation.

There are no additional injuries.

Campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large.

The person of interest is James Eric Davis, Jr. He is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5’10” and 135 lbs.

Those planning to come to campus today to pick up students for spring break should stay off campus until further notice. Please go to the Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission St. University staff will be on site to support the families.

CMU police are working closely with local and state police.”

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UPDATE 03/02/2018 10:38 AM EST: Per multiple outlets, including FOX 2 Detroit and the Detroit Free Press, two people have been confirmed dead in the shooting at Central Michigan University.


UPDATE 03/02/2018 10:23 AM EST:  The City of Mt. Pleasant has issued the following update on the shooter.

Two people have been shot on the campus of Central Michigan University Friday morning (March 2.)

Per CMU’s Twitter, the shooting took place at Campbell Hall and the suspect is still at large.  The entire campus has been advised to take shelter and is on lockdown.

City of Mt. Pleasant says the shooter is a black male wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie.  He is considered armed and dangerous.

Per ClickOnDetroit.com, the schools in the area of CMU as well as all city buildings are on lockdown.   CMU students also received a robo call alerting them of a shooting on campus.

We will update this story as it develops…

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