Texas Tech officials announced during a press conference Tuesday that officer Floyd East Jr. was fatally shot during a welfare check on campus Monday night.
According to a press release sent by TTU, East was 48 years old and worked as a TTU Police officer since May. Previously he was a guard at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso.
Officer East is survived by his wife, Carmen and his two daughters, Ana and Monica.
Texas Tech University posted that a memorial service is planned Tuesday night:
Texas Tech is a public research university in the city of Lubbock.