James Eric Davis Jr.

James Eric Davis Jr. (City of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan photo) 

UPDATE 3/5/18

The 19 year-old Plainfield Central High School grad who allegedly fatally shot his Chicago-area parents at a Central Michigan University residence hall on Friday was charged with two counts of Murder and a weapons charge.

ABC News reported on Friday that James Eric Davis Jr., was arrested by authorities, following a nearly daylong manhunt for him.

An Associated Press report indicates that Davis Jr. graduated from Plainfield Central High School in 2016 after attending Plainfield South High School for three years. That's according to Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 spokesman Tom Hernandez who did not comment further.

The victims were identified as Davis’ parents, James Eric Davis Sr. and Diva Jeneen Davis. Davis Sr. was a police officer in Bellwood in Cook County and was an Illinois National Guard veteran.

Police believe the situation started from a domestic situation, as parents were on campus to pick students up for spring break. Davis Jr. is a sophomore at Central Michigan. Police have said he was hospitalized on Thursday night for a "drug-related health problem" which was, "possibly an overdose."

ABC reported this weekend that Davis Jr. had ran into a community police officers' office on Thursday saying that he thought, "someone was out to hurt him." Police spoke with an individual Davis Jr. described, determined they did not find a threat and found Davis Jr.'s concerns to potentially be related to drug use.

Davis Jr.'s parents had picked him up from the hospital on Friday and had taken him back to his dorm to pack to go home for spring break when the shooting occurred.

No students, faculty or staff were injured in the incident at the dorm building. The campus was placed on lockdown on Friday.

A Central Michigan University spokeswoman says operations will resume as normal at the school next week.

UPDATE

A 19 year-old college student who allegedly fatally shot his Chicago-area parents at a Central Michigan University residence hall on Friday has local roots.

ABC News has been reporting that the suspect, James Eric Davis Jr., was arrested by authorities, following a nearly daylong manhunt for him.

An Associated Press report indicates that Davis Jr. graduated from Plainfield Central High School in 2016 after attending Plainfield South High School for three years. That's according to Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 spokesman Tom Hernandez who did not comment further.

The victims were identified as Davis’ parents, James Eric Davis Sr. and Diva Jeneen Davis. Davis Sr. was a police officer in Bellwood in Cook County and was an Illinois National Guard veteran.

Police believe the situation started from a domestic situation, as parents were on campus to pick students up for spring break. Davis Jr. is a sophomore at Central Michigan. Police have now said he was hospitalized on Thursday night for a "drug-related health problem" which was, "possibly an overdose."  

No students, faculty or staff were injured in the incident at the dorm building. The campus was placed on lockdown on Friday.

Students posted on social media images of their barricaded dorm room doors and video of the school's alert message.

ORIGINAL STORY

A 19 year-old suspect who allegedly fatally shot two people at a Central Michigan University residence hall on Friday has local roots.

ABC News reported on Friday afternoon that the suspect, James Eric Davis Jr., was still wanted.

An Associated Press report indicates that Davis Jr. graduated from Plainfield Central High School in 2016 after attending Plainfield South High School for three years. That's according to Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 spokesman Tom Hernandez who did not comment further.

ABC reported that Neither victim was a student, the school said, adding that "police believe the situation started from a domestic situation."

No students, faculty or staff were injured in the incident at the dorm building. The campus was placed on lockdown.

Students posted on social media images of their barricaded dorm room doors and video of the school's alert message.

As of 2:00 p.m on Friday afternoon, Davis was still at large and considered armed and dangerous.