Bellwood Police Officer Reportedly Killed In CMU Shooting, Son Suspected

Friday, March 2, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:26 p.m.

A Bellwood police officer and his wife are reportedly the victims of a shooting that happened on the campus of Central Michigan University on Friday morning, according to multiple media reports. The shooting suspect, who is still at large, is reportedly their son, James Eric Davis Jr.

When reached by phone on Friday evening, Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey said that he and officials with the village’s police department spoke with law enforcement agencies in Michigan, but they have not yet confirmed the identities of the bodies.

Earlier today, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th), who represents Bellwood in the Illinois House, wrote on Facebook that the victim was James Eric Davis Sr.

The parents of Davis Jr. were on the CMU campus to pick up the student for spring break, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press.

Davis Jr., 19, is a sophomore at CMU who graduated from Plainfield Central High School in 2016.

“The shooting at Central Michigan University today strikes close to home. A sad day in Bellwood and across the 7th District,” Welch wrote.

“My sincerest condolences go out to the family of Bellwood Police Officer James Davis Sr. and his wife who were shot and killed this morning during the Central Michigan University tragedy,” he added. “Praying for the Bellwood Police family and the entire Village of Bellwood.”

Davis Jr., who was still at large as of 3:21 p.m. on Friday, is considered armed and dangerous.

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