2 killed at CMU; police still searching for suspect as lockdown of school is lifted

Posted: 11:29 AM, Mar 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-07 12:55:09Z
CMU shooter at large; University on lockdown
CMU shooter at large; University on lockdown

Students were being allowed to leave the buildings of Central Michigan University after police began lifting a lockdown that was put into place Friday after two people were killed on campus.

Police continue to search for an armed and dangerous man.

Police confirmed the shooting stemmed from a domestic violence situation and the two killed were not students. 7 Action News have confirmed the two people shot and killed are James and Diva Davis, the parents of the suspect. James Davis, Sr. is a part time police officer.

Diva and James Davis

The shooting was reported around 8:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall dormitory, according to Mt. Pleasant police.

The person of interest has been identified as 19-year-old James Eric Davis. He is described as a black man, 5’10’’ and weighing 135 pounds. He was last seen wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie.

The campus will remain on lockdown while the shooter is at-large.

Police say they had contact with Davis Thursday evening, and he was transported to McClaren Hospital for a drug related incident.


University officials are asking people who planned to come to campus today to pick up students for spring break to stay off campus until further notice – instead – they should go to the Comfort Inn on 2424 S. Mission St.

University staff will be on site to support the families.

CMU is one of the largest universities in the country with about 20,000 students.