Student accused of killing parents used gun registered to father

A 19-year-old student accused of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dorm used a gun registered to his father to carry out the deadly crime, police said Saturday.

Authorities arrested James Eric Davis Jr. without incident just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning after a 17-hour manhunt, which included more than 100 police officers.

The Friday shooting unfolded around 8:30 a.m. at a residence hall on campus as parents arrived at the university to pick up their children for the upcoming spring break.

Central Michigan University officials said the shooting stemmed from a “domestic” incident and later identified the two dead as Diva Davis and James Davis Sr. — the parents of the suspected gunman.

Central Michigan Police Chief Bill Yeagley confirmed Saturday the weapon used in the attack belonged to Davis Jr.’s father, a part-time police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood.

Yeagley declined to comment on whether Davis Sr. brought the firearm with him to campus, though security footage does show Davis Jr. in the dorm’s parking lot with the weapon before entering the building where his parents were gunned down.

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MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: Michigan police officials enter a boarded-up house as police continue to search for a suspect near Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: A Central Michigan University student walks past police with his belongings as he leaves Campbell Hall, where a shooting took place at Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: A Lansing Forensic Laboratory truck is parked outside of Campbell Hall, where a shooting took place at Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: Michigan police officials survey nearby neighborhoods as police continue to search for a suspect near Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: A Michigan Conservation Officer stands outside of Campbell Hall, where a shooting took place at Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: An official stands in a Michigan State Police truck outside of Campbell Hall, where a shooting took place at Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: A Michigan police official walks on the train tracks as police continue to search for a suspect near Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: A helicopter hovers over the area as continue to search for a suspect near Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: Michigan State Police cars are on the scene of the shooting at Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: Michigan police officials walk out of the woods as police continue to search for a suspect near Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: The Central Michigan University sign, seen on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: Michigan police officials walk out of the woods as police continue to search for a suspect near Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: Michigan State Police cars sit by a perimeter of the woods as officials search for a suspect near Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: Michigan State Police cars are on the scene of the shooting at Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: A Michigan official stands by a perimeter of the woods as officials search for a suspect near Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: A Lansing Forensic Laboratory truck is parked outside of Campbell Hall, where a shooting took place at Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - MARCH 02: A Michigan police official walks out of the woods as police continue to search for a suspect near Central Michigan University on March 2, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Two people were killed in an on-campus shooting at Central Michigan University. The University is on lockdown as the police search for the suspect, a 19-year-old man. (Photo by Rachel Woolf/Getty Images)
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