Officials at Purdue University said on Wednesday that a student had been killed in his dorm room and that the victim’s roommate had been taken into custody.
According to a statement from Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, the victim’s roommate called the police to report the event and is currently being held as a suspect.
In a statement, Daniels said, “This is as horrible an event as we can imagine occurring on our campus and our hearts and thoughts go out to all of those affected by this dreadful event.”
Varun Manish Chheda, a 20-year-old Indianapolis resident, was the victim, according to the Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office.
ARREST MADE IN THE DEATHLY SHOOTING OF A BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN IN WISCONSIN
According to Purdue Police Chief Lesley Wiete, who identified him as a foreign student from Korea, Fox 59 said that the suspect was named as 22-year-old Ji Min Sha .
Sha, who is accused of committing murder, is supposedly a junior studying cybersecurity.
Fox 59 said that Wiete described the incident as “unprovoked and senseless” but did not clarify whether any weapons had been found.
According to a university official, the 911 call reached Purdue police at 12:44 a.m. ET and there was no danger to the neighborhood.
The spokesman stated that the event happened at McCutcheon Hall, which is located on the western border of the campus, and claimed that “no timely warning” had been given in accordance with the Clery Act because the suspect was swiftly recognized and captured following the call.
According to Daniels, the Purdue University Police Department is looking into the event in great detail.
THE FOUR DEATHLY SHOOTINGS IN GARY WERE NOT “RANDOM” OR GANG-RELATED,” SAID THE INDIANA POLICE.
The president of Purdue remarked, “I guarantee you that the safety and security of our students is the single highest priority on our campus, but even more so as a parent myself. In comparison to places with a population similar to Purdue’s (about 60,000), we encounter a minuscule fraction of the violent and property crime that occurs elsewhere. Purdue is an extremely safe location on any given day.
“Such figures offer little comfort on a day like today. Each of us is profoundly affected by a death on our campus and among our Purdue family “Added he.
According to the Purdue Exponent, the victim was a senior in the College of Science, and it was reported by Capt. Song Kang that the suspect would probably be arrested somewhere on Wednesday morning and booked into the local jail.
The college newspaper reported that police activity at the dorm hall had occurred.