Suspect identified in CMU shooting; 2 dead

Posted at 12:36 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 23:13:34-05

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - The suspect in Friday's morning fatal shooting at Central Michigan University has been identified.

James Eric Davis, Jr., 19, has been identified as the suspect in the shooting in Campbell Hall at about 8:30 a.m. Friday.  Police say the shooting was a "domestic situation." The two people killed were not students, staff or faculty at CMU.

Davis is described as being 5'10" tall, about 135 lbs.  He was wearing mustard-colored jeans and a blue sweatshirt, but police believe he may have discarded the sweatshirt.

James Eric Davis, Jr. - from Mt. Pleasant Police

Davis was last seen running from the Towers Complex heading north along some railroad tracks.

Police said in a press conference at 4:00 p.m. that they have not had any sightings of Davis, nor have they received any reports of sightings.  They believe he is in Mt. Pleasant, north of the CMU campus.

Residents of Mt. Pleasant are asked to call 911 if they see Davis. He should not be approached and should be considered armed and dangerous.

WGN-TV in Chicago has confirmed that Davis graduated from Plainfield Central High School near Chicago and that his father is a part-time police officer in the Village of Bellwood, Illinois.

We'll have more details as they become available.