A doctoral student killed his professor over bad grades even though other students say William Klug "bent over backwards" to help Mainak Sarkar. Klug was a teacher in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, according to his official bio on the school's website.
Sarkar was first named in a report by CBS News. He was a native of Minneapolis and had a PhD in solid mechanics from UCLA.
The shooting prompted a two-hour lockdown at the school with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck telling the media when it was over, "The campus is entirely contained. We believe there are no suspects outstanding and no continuing threat to UCLA's campus." William Scott Klug was 39 years old.
The Daily Bruin reports that Sarkar has been described as a white male who six feet tall. The newspaper adds that Sarkar was wearing a black jacket and black pants. In his press conference immediately after the shooting, Chief Herren alluded to the incident possibly being a murder/suicide. KNX reporter Rob Archer tweeted that a suicide note was recovered at the scene.
KNX reporter Claudia Peschiutta tweeted that Sarkar was "despondent" over his grades, which prompted the shooting.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Klug was killed inside of an office in the engineering complex.
CBS News reports that Sarkar has no previous criminal history and used a 9mm to kill Professor Klug and himself.
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