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Victims identified in Central Michigan shooting; were parents of suspected shooter

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Diva Davis

BELLWOOD, Ill. – The victims of Friday morning’s shooting at Central Michigan University have been identified.

Illinois State Representative Emanuel Chris Welch offered condolences on Twitter to Bellwood Police Officer James Davis, Sr. and his wife, who were shot and killed at Central Michigan University on Friday.

Central Michigan University confirmed Friday evening that James Davis, Sr. and Diva Davis were the parents of suspected shooter, James Eric Davis, Jr.

Bellwood officials say that Davis, Sr. had been with the department for 20 years and was also a military veteran.  He was part-time with the department.

Davis, Jr. is still on the loose. Police said Friday afternoon that they had no tips or sightings of Davis, Jr. since he was seen fleeing Campbell Hall, heading north from campus into Mt. Pleasant.

The school and police had said that no students, staff or faculty had been injured in the incident.


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