Cody Cousins has been identified as the suspect in the Purdue University shooting on Tuesday.
Cousins, 23, was identified by Tippacanoe County jail officials, reported the Purdue Exponent. He’s a student in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an undergraduate teaching assistant for ECE 270.
The shooting prompted a partial lockdown of the campus and eventually led to classes being canceled tonight and tomorrow.
A vigil is planned for the dead victim at 8 p.m. Purdue Student Government President Kyle Pendergast and Provost Tim Sands will be attending.
Officials said that Cousins was targeting the victim. Officials didn’t say how many times Andrew Boldt, the victim, was shot, but some reports indicated that he was shot multiple times.
Police raided his home on West Stadium Avenue around 4 p.m.
Contrary to some reports, Cousins has been cooperating with police, the university’s police department said.
A police officer responds outside the Electrical Engineering building after shots were fired on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)
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