UCLA shooter lived in Minnesota, linked to Brooklyn Park woman's death
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles police chief says the St. Paul man who carried out a murder-suicide at UCLA left a "kill list" at his Minnesota home that led authorities to find a woman's dead body.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles police chief says the St. Paul man who carried out a murder-suicide at UCLA left a “kill list” at his Minnesota home that led authorities to find a woman’s dead body.
Speaking to a Los Angeles TV station, Chief Charlie Beck said Mainak Sarkar drove to Los Angeles from Minnesota with two guns and killed professor William Klug, 39, before killing himself.
Beck said that when authorities searched Sarkar’s home, they found a “kill list” with the names of Klug, another UCLA professor and a woman. The woman was found shot dead in her Brooklyn Park, Minn., home Thursday. The other professor on the list is unharmed, Beck said.
Sarkar gunned down mechanical engineering professor Klug in an office at the University of California, Los Angeles. The attack appeared to be provoked by Sarkar's belief that Klug had stolen computer code from him, according to a March blog post by a person with the same name of Sarkar.
"Your enemy is my enemy. But your friend can do a lot more harm," Sarkar wrote in the post. "Be careful about whom you trust."
St. Paul officers assisted another law enforcement agency with executing a search warrant at an apartment at 1052 Agate St., a location linked to Sarkar, on Wednesday, according to an incident report and St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders.
A suspicious package was found near the location, and the St. Paul police bomb squad responded to “render it safe,” Linders said.
The St. Paul incident report indicated no arrests were made but had no other information. Linders said he didn’t have information Thursday morning about what law enforcement agency was involved in executing the search warrant.
A local FBI spokesman referred a Pioneer Press reporter to the FBI in Los Angeles or Los Angeles police.
A Los Angeles police media relations representative said she had no information about the warrant. The FBI spokeswoman in L.A. could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday morning.
By Mara H. Gottfried, St. Paul Pioneer Press
The Pioneer Press is a Forum News Service media partner. Reuters contributed to this report.