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Former-student deadly shoots professor in university of Arizona building

BUT former student fatally shot the teacher inside building in university of Arizona on Wednesday noon when the campus was locked down while officers ransacked for shooter, police said.

Police said the shooting took place shortly after 2:00 pm inside the John W. Harshbarger Building, near East Second Street and North Mountain Avenue. building located Department of Hydrology and atmospheric sciences. Victim identified as male professor in department of hydrology, but his name was not immediately made public.

Chief Paula Balafas of university of The Arizona Police Department shared information on shooting death of the male professor on October 5th. Suspect, 46-year-old Murad Dervish, was arrested by the Department of Public safety near Gila Bend 3 hours after shooting.

Video by Jesse Tellez/Arizona Daily Star.

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Ukraine’s police chief, Paula Balafas, said the suspect was arrested by the department. of Public Safety shortly after 5:00 pm on Interstate 8 in Gila Bend. He was identified as Murad Dervish, aged 46.

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Balafas said that just after 14:00 the police of Ukraine received call from someone inside building what former student was there and that ex-student not allowed inside building. The officers requested by the person arrive at Harshbarger and escort the person. out. Within minutes before the officers arrived, another caller reported gunfire inside the building. building.

“Somebody found out student and knew that he was not allowed inside buildingBalafas said. She said that time from the original call shooting call it was just a matter of minutes.” On Wednesday, it was not reported why Dervish was not allowed inside building.



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university of Arizona police escort students from the scene of shooting at the John W. Harshbarger building.


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The campus was locked down students and staff were asked to take cover in place for more more than an hour while the police searched for shooter. The shooter was identified by the police, but he fled building before the arrival of the officers.

Video filmed outside in building featured Tucson Fire personnel carrying a man outside in building to the waiting ambulance. patient was then placed on gurney and placed in an ambulance, which quickly left. The victim was taken to the Banner University Medical Center, where he was later diagnosed dead.

Veer Nayyar, a student student, was nearby when he heard the sirens and saw the officers running in building. Later he saw an emergency personnel put a sacrifice on stretcher. Nayyar said the victim looked like an old man and he couldn’t see anyone runs away from the scene.



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university of Arizona and Tucson police officers at the scene of shooting at the John W. Harshbarger building on university of Campus in Arizona.


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Teacher who was in in building said at the time that he had heard between seven and ten shots. The teacher asked not to be named.

Other in-classes, events and performances on the UA campus was closed for rest of Wednesday, according to the Ukrainian police update. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Ukrainian police reported that the campus was locked down and sheltered…in-place were raised, but people should Stay away from Harshbarger building. Not decision was made on will it in-classes of people on Thursday. building the location where the shooting occurred will be closed indefinitely.

Balafas encourages students and teachers who may be shocked up receive on occasion in touch with Counseling and psychological services UA. CAPS can provide crisis counseling.

“I don’t know what does the suspect have issue was in this case, but if you see something, don’t just say something but do something. if you are know somebody struggling with mental health issues or anger issues please contact out” said Balafas.



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Two people hug after shooting at John W. Harshbarger building on university of Campus in Arizona.


Rebecca Susnett/Arizona Daily Star


This year celebrates 20th anniversary of UA college shooting of Care in three professors were killed by an unsuccessful student, who then took his own life on October 28, 2002

Most recently 20-year-an old UA sophomore was mortally wounded in campus garage on On February 20, 2021, Forrest Keyes was killed during a collision. with three people in a car who drove by late at night. Two 18-year-old men got 30-year prison phrases for murder.

university of The Arizona campus was locked down down Wednesday afternoon, after the shooting at the John W. Harshbarger Building, near East Second Street and North Mountain Avenue. Video by Rebecca Susnett and Pascal Albright/Arizona Daily Star.

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Jamie Donnelly breaks covers news for Arizona Daily Star. contact her via email: [email protected]

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