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Texas Tech shooting: Campus officer shot and killed, alleged gunman arrested

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The lockdown placed on the campus of Texas Tech University has been lifted after the gunman who allegedly shot a campus officer was arrested Monday night.

According to the university, the was sent to students and faculty at approximately 9:15 p.m.

CNN reports the school made a student welfare check prior to the shooting. TTU said in a statement:

"Earlier this evening, Texas Tech Police made a student welfare check. Upon entering the room, officers found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers brought the suspect to the police station for standard debriefing. During this time, the suspect pulled a gun and shot an officer in the head. The officer is deceased."

The lockdown was lifted around 10:40 p.m. as the shooter was arrested.

Ralph Ellis and Tony Marco from CNN contributed to this story.

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