Roommate's 911 Call May Have Stopped UCF Shooter

Seevakumaran brandished gun at him

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 19, 2013 11:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police say we may have James Oliver Seevakumaran's roommate to thank for averting a shooting spree. Just before Seevakumaran pulled his dorm fire alarm yesterday he pointed a gun at his roommate, who ran, hid in a bathroom, and dialed 911, authorities tell Fox News. University of Central Florida police reacted swiftly to the call, and authorities believe that may have been what made Seevakumaran panic and shoot himself instead of his former classmates.

In this mug shot released by the Florida Highway Patrol shows James Seevakumaran on October 30, 2006.
In this mug shot released by the Florida Highway Patrol shows James Seevakumaran on October 30, 2006.   (AP Photo/Florida Highway Patrol)
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