Teaching Assistant Arrested After Purdue Shooting
Victim was a teaching assistant who had the same professor
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 21, 2014 12:17 PM CST
Updated Jan 21, 2014 7:15 PM CST
Police evacuate students from the electrical engineering building after shots were fired.   (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)

(Newser) – One teaching assistant is dead and another in custody following a shooting at Purdue University today. Authorities say the victim is 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was a senior majoring in electrical engineering, reports USA Today. Police have arrested 23-year-old Cody Cousins, identified as a teaching assistant in computer engineering. Police say the gunman walked into Boldt's classroom, shot at him only, and then walked outside and turned himself in.

Police haven't speculated about a motive. Both men were teaching assistants under the same professor in the electrical engineering department, reports the Journal & Courier. Cousins has a prior arrest, in 2012, for suspicion of public intoxication. The school announced the shooting just after noon today, sending a text to students urging them to shelter in place, RTV 6 reports. That order was lifted shortly after 1:15pm, after police cleared the school's electrical engineering building, where the shooting took place.

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loginssuck
Jan 22, 2014 6:51 PM CST
My son was scheduled for a campus tour that day. My hubby and I were too sick to go and had to cancel at the last minute. Guess colds are good for something. I'd be real interested to see what they have to say next week.
TheJman
Jan 22, 2014 1:46 PM CST
Always shootings at the liberal gun free zone establishments. Perhaps another moralless atheist liberal nutcase pulling the trigger?
EdCoulter
Jan 22, 2014 2:00 AM CST
Something in the Wabash