Purdue University teaching assistant was killed in campus shooting; suspect a student

ABOVE: Purdue Campus Police Chief John Cox says the suspect is in custody after surrendering following Tuesday’s shooting 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Police say the man killed in a Purdue University shooting was a senior at the school who was a teaching assistant, and the suspect is also a student.

Purdue Police Chief John Cox said Tuesday that 23-year-old Cody Cousins of Warsaw, Indiana, is being held in jail on a preliminary charge of murder.

Cousins is accused of shooting 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, in the university’s Electrical Engineering Building around noon Tuesday.

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Cox says police are still investigating the motive behind the shooting but that it appears Cousins targeted Boldt. No one else was injured.

Cox says Boldt was a senior and worked as a teaching assistant in the school. Cousins is a student in the engineering school.

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