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Cody Cousins, Purdue University Shooting Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Cody Cousins, 23, of Centerville, Ohio, and Warsaw, Indiana, has been named as the main suspect in the Purdue University Shooting that that killed one person, reports The Purdue Exponent. Cousins is a student at Purdue University.

He’s being held, without bond, at Tippecanoe County Jail and is possibly facing murder charges.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Cousins Didn’t Resist Arrest

A suspect could be seen by students being led away by police amid the frantic scene that unfolded on campus at the Electrical Endineering building in Purdue around noon on January 21. According to Police Chief John Cox, Cousins did not put up any resistance but was not co-operative with police while in custody, later police announced that he had begun to co-operate.

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According to documents, Cousins had his head in his hands and was crying when he was arrested.

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2. Cousins & the Victim Were Both TAs For the Same Professor

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Both the shooter and the victim were TAs for the same professor, D.G. Meyer, reports The Journal-Courier.

According to The Purdue Exponent, he’s also a TA and a student in the school’s engineering department. His victim, Andrew Boldt, was pronounced dead soon after the attack. Boldt is originally from Wisconsin.

Police are acting under the impression that Boldt was targeted and that this was not a random attack.


3. Bomb Squad Raided His Home

Police could be seen raiding a home, believed to be that of Cousins, at around 5 p.m. on the day of the shooting. The house, on West Stadium Ave close to the college is shown here:

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4. Cousins Has a Minor Criminal Record

According to reporter Kevin Rader, police have had “prior contact” with Cousins, in 2012 he was arrested for public intoxication.

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5. He’s Part of a Research Team Investigating Sports Injuries

His name appeared on the list of a team researching, “the relationship between brain injuries sustained by players and the impacts they receive during a game.”

At one point Cousins was a reporter for the college paper, The Purdue Exponent.

On her Facebook page, his sister, Savannah, says that his Facebook is “more like an eccentric blog that no one is allowed to comment on.” It’s reported that his family live in Warsaw, Indiana:

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