Man accused of killing parents at CMU arraigned from hospital
- Author: Adam Floyd Mar 07, 2018,
Mar 07, 2018, 7:19
Davis Jr. shot them with his father's gun, authorities told reporters on Saturday, leading to a 16-hour manhunt that ended with his capture along train tracks in the freezing MI air early Saturday.
Sometime on Friday, CMU Police Officer Scott Bailey gave sworn verbal testimony in front of Isabella County Magistrate Sandra Straus supporting a request for an arrest warrant for Davis Jr. on two charges of open murder and one felony firearms charge, according to court records. He was arrested early Saturday following a manhunt.
The 19-year-old suspect, Eric Davis Jr., fatally shot both of his parents, Mt.
Klaus said, though, police were in contact with the suspect last night, when they took him to the hospital for a drug-related incident. His parents had planned to take him home.
A 19-year-old student accused of killing his parents inside a Central Michigan University dorm room was arraigned from his hospital bed. The shooting occurred in a campus Dorm Friday. His attorney, Joshua Blanchard, was in the hospital room with him during the arraignment.
Authorities have said that Davis was seen acting erratically the day before the shooting and was hospitalized that day, possibly related to drug overdose.More news: Qualcomm annual meeting postponed for national security review
Davis Jr. sat quiet, and expressed little emotion.
AP has since reported that the gun used by Davis was registered to his father. They say Davis was seen on a train passing through the north end of campus shortly after midnight. More than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, had searched neighborhoods near Central Michigan University following the shooting.
On Friday morning, the parents were shot and killed in a residence hall.
After the shooting, police released a photo of Davis and urged the public to call 911 if they saw him but also warned that he shouldn't be confronted.
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.