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University of Arizona professor dies after being shot on campus

On October 5, a professor was shot and killed at a building on the University of Arizona campus. A suspect has been apprehended, according to authorities.

Dr. Thomas Meixner, a professor and the department's head of hydrology and atmospheric sciences, was the victim, according to a statement from University of Arizona president Robert C. Robbins.

At a press conference on October 5, University Police Chief Paula Balafas revealed the identity of the suspect as Murad Dervish, 46.

Just before 2:00 p.m. local time, someone in the John W. Harshbarger building contacted the police to report the presence of an unauthorised former student, according to Balafas.

After leaving the structure, the alleged shooter was apprehended at 5:10 p.m. by the Arizona Department of Public Safety at a traffic stop about 120 miles away, close to Gila Bend, according to Balafas.

There was no indication of a motivation, and Balafas claimed she was unaware of the connection between Dervish and Meixner. According to Balafas, a firearm was utilised.

The murder on the college campus happened the same day as the shooting. After the student's death in a campus residence hall, his roommate at Purdue University has been accused of murder.

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