In recent news, a professor at the University of Arizona was shot to death. The horrifying incident happened on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, on the campus in Tucson. Authorities said that the suspect was apprehended by state police. The victim has been identified as Thomas Meixner. The news has surfaced all over the internet and has caused sadness to many. People are pouring tributes to the professor and are extending their condolence messages to his family. Here, in this article, let us check what happened to him and who shot fatally shot him.

Thomas Meixner

As per reports, Thomas Meixner was the head of the department of hydrology and atmospheric sciences, and university President Robert C. Robbins confirmed this in a statement. Adding further, Robbins said that they have reached out to Dr. Meixner’s family and asked that their grief and privacy be respected. People are saddened to learn about the unfortunate and tragic demise. Everyone is devastated to find out about his death and to pay him heartfelt tributes, they are rushing to social media. The investigation into the case is ongoing and the officials are trying to find the details.

University Police Chief Paula Balafas reportedly identified the suspect as Murad Dervish. He happens to be 46-year-old. Speaking in a news conference, Balafas said that it is a tremendous tragic event and that they feel so incredibly bad for the professor’s family, colleagues, and friends, and their hearts really just go out to them. It is no doubt to say that a large section of people has gotten affected by the professor’s death. The family is also traumatized to learn about his passing and has been mourning his death on social media and other platforms.

Balafas said that a staffer called the university just before 2 PM and said that a former student was in the John W. Harshbarger Building and should not be there. Further, the caller asked police to escort the former student out but the shooting already took place before officers arrived. She said that a handgun was used. After fatally shooting the professor, the shooter ran from the building through the main doors. Apart from this, not much information about the same has come to the front yet. However, our team is trying to fetch more information so that our readers can stay updated. Keep following Social Telecast for more such updates and the latest news taking place in the world.

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