Davis is accused of shooting and killing his parents, Diva and James Davis Sr. of IL, around 9 a.m. Friday on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall in the Towers residence hall complex.
Yeagley would not say whether the father had brought the gun to the university's campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, when picking up his son, but he noted that Davis Jr. can be seen on video in the dorm's parking lot with the gun before he entered the residence hall where his parents were shot around 8:30 a.m.
The night before the shooting, Davis Jr. exhibited erractic behavior that police suspected was drug induced, officials previously said.
At last check, 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. remains in the hospital this morning, charged with two counts of murder and a weapons violation in the death of his dad James Eric Davis Sr. and his mother Diva Davis. He also would not say what type of gun was used or whether it was Davis Sr.'s service revolver. He says when Davis Sr. was away with the National Guard and Diva was working as a flight attendant the children would stay with friends. The family was packing his belongings for a trip back to their home near Chicago. The shooting occurred in a campus Dorm Friday.
Authorities aren't sure how the student got a hold of the father's gun. "Something happened, but they don't know what", Hopper said. 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. That's when they picked up Davis from the hospital and took him to the dorms to pack up. He was taken to a hospital because authorities were anxious about potential drug use.More news: All-new 2018 Toyota Auris is bolder, offers two hybrid powertrains
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At the start of the search for Davis Jr.
Following the shooting, police released a photo of Davis Jr. and urged the public to call 911 if they saw him but also warned that he shouldn't be confronted.
Hopper said, despite reports, there was not a strained relationship between Davis Jr. and his parents.
University President George E. Ross said the shooting had left the campus and surrounding community traumatized.