A Texas Tech campus police officer was fatally shot in the university's police station after detaining an individual in a drug arrest.

Police officers went to a university dorm room for a student welfare check and found drugs and drug paraphenalia in the room, according to a university statement. The campus police then took the suspect to the police station for questioning.

While there, the suspect pulled out a gun and fired a single shot to the head of the police officer, wounding the officer fatally.

The university has not stated if the suspect is a university student.

The suspect fled and was eventually captured by police. The university had been placed in lockdown, but it was lifted after the suspect was arrested.