MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WJBK) - The Central Michigan student accused of murdering his parents has been arrested.
Sometime after midnight police took 19-year-old James Eric Davis into custody said an officer with Mount Pleasant Public Safety.
There are no details at this time of where or how Davis was arrested, but according to the city of Mount Pleasant Twitter account, he was taken into custody without incident.
Davis is wanted for fatally shooting his father James Eric Davis Sr., 48, and mother Diva, 47 earlier Friday. For hours the campus went into lockdown mode while a manhunt involving local and state police also included help from the FBI and ATF.
Police have not released any details about what led up to the shooting. Earlier Friday police said they were in contact with Davis Thursday night when they took him to the hospital for a drug-related incident.
CMU murder suspect's Chicago community: 'They were a loving family'
Manhunt continues for CMU student suspected of murdering parents
Students received an alert Friday just after 9 a.m. about a report of shots fired on campus. The shots were said to have come from the fourth floor of Campbell Hall, which is a residence hall.
The university has been on lockdown since, but just after 2 p.m. authorities began shuttling students to a nearby hotel. Friday was the last day of classes before spring break, so many students had already left campus or were waiting for a ride home.
Father James Eric Davis Sr. and 47-year-old Diva. Neighbors say she was a flight attendant and a wonderful mother, James was retired from the military work as a part-time police officer for 20 years in west suburban Bellwood, his home town.
Central Michigan is in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, about 155 miles northwest of Detroit. More than 20,000 students are at the Mount Pleasant campus.
BREAKING: James Eric Davis, Jr. has been captured, according to a Central Alert issued at 12:41 a.m. He is now in police custody. Keep with Central Michigan Life as the story develops. pic.twitter.com/HVqgfGiStn— CM Life (@CMLIFE) March 3, 2018
The suspect from the incident on CMU Campus is in police custody. Thank you for all of the tips that were... https://t.co/sVyG5aCs5A— Isabella County 911 (@IsabellaCo911) March 3, 2018
The suspect in the shooting incident that happened on CMU's campus is now in custody. Get more details at https://t.co/9LfrVQwM0i.— Central Michigan U. (@CMUniversity) March 3, 2018
BREAKING: The suspect in the shooting on the campus of Central Michigan University has been taken into police custody without incident.— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 3, 2018
Thank you to the community for your help and cooperation throughout this situation.