Former University of Arizona Student Arrested After Professor Professor is Fatally Shot on Campus

Murad Can Dervish is accused of fatally shooting a professor at the University of Arizona on Wednesday, Oct. 5. (University of Arizona)

A former University of Arizona student was arrested Wednesday after a shooting at the Tucson, Arizona, campus left one professor dead, according to campus police.

The incident began around 2 p.m. when campus police received a call from someone inside the Harshbarger Building, which houses the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, requesting police escort a former student out of the building.

Officers were on their way when they received reports of a shooting that left one person wounded and that the gunman had fled, campus police Chief Paula Balafas said.

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Firefighters transported the victim to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There were no other injuries reported.

Arizona state troopers stopped Murad Dervish, 46, in a vehicle about 120 miles northwest of the Tucson campus, just a few hours after the shooting, Balafas said.

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SOURCE: USA Today; Arizona Republic, Vic Verbalaitis and P. Kim Bui

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