Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Purdue shooting suspect surrenders after allegedly killing fellow student. Video from CNN.

Victim Andrew Boldt
A gunman shot and killed another man Tuesday inside Purdue University's electrical engineering building, spurring worried students to scramble into the bitter cold outside for safety.

The Indiana school's police chief said that the suspect appeared to have had just one target in mind. He left the building right after the shooting, and a city police officer arrested him.

"This appears to be an isolated and intentional act," Purdue Police Chief John Cox said. "...The victim appeared to have been targeted by the suspect, and it was no more and no less than that."

Cox identified the victim as Andrew Boldt, a 21-year-old senior from West Bend, Wisconsin, who also worked at the school as a teaching assistant.


More on Alleged Shooter.

Alleged Shooter Cody Cousins
photo: NY Daily News

The arrest of Cody Cousins, who some report
was a TA for the same professor as
the victim Andrew Boldt.

photo: @KyleSiemmers


  1. On Wisconsin Public Radio this morning, his HS calculus teacher said that he was a brilliant kid who would often stay after class to talk about math and robotics. This is so sad.

  2. Which one? Suppose it's sad no matter which.

    1. Sorry--the student who was murdered is from Wisconsin, about 30 minutes from where I live, so this is major news around here.

  3. Sad, indeed. Sad, too, that officials are clearly relieved to be able to say that it was a targeted, intentional shooting of a single victim -- and that we'd all be relieved to hear the same, I suspect, of a similar incident on our campuses. It says something about the extent to which mass, at least partly random, shootings have become, if not the new normal, then at least something by which we aren't entirely surprised -- even if we're still shocked.