A 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory before running from campus was apprehended early Saturday following an intensive daylong search that included more than 100 police officers, the AP reports. James Davis Jr. was arrested without incident after someone spotted him on a train passing through the north end of campus shortly after midnight, according to a release posted on Central Michigan's emergency communication website. CMU President George Ross thanked the campus, surrounding community, and law enforcement personnel "who came together to keep each other safe and apprehend the suspect," according to the university police website.
Lt. Larry Klaus said Davis was taken to a hospital Thursday night by campus police because of a drug-related health problem, possibly an overdose. "Whether there was a mental health component that was in conjunction with that, we don't know," Klaus said, adding that police were still putting together "pieces of the puzzle" about the shooting and any motive. The university identified the two dead as Davis' mother Diva Davis and father James Davis Sr., a part-time police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood. Bellwood Police Chief Jiminez Allen released a statement Friday night praising Davis Sr.'s work. Davis' "contributions to our community positively impacted everyone he served and served with," Allen said.
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