Update: UCLA Gunman – Muslim accused Professor of stealing codes
Yesterday’s shooting at UCLA turned out to be murder/suicide by a former Doctoral Studies Student who decided that his instructor had stolen his computer codes, according to the LA Times. Dr. Mainak Sarkar, 38, shot Professor Dr. William Klug, 39, and then turned the gun on himself. But there is more to the story- he shot his ex-girlfriend too.
Who was the shooter?
Mainak Sarkar was from India, according to his bio. Klug worked hard to help him with his thesis, only to be accused of stealing his ideas.
Reports say both that Sarkar was “despondent” over his grades, and that he had accused Prof Klug of stealing codes from his thesis. Sarkar was also not a “white male” as reported by police.
In fact, he was a Muslim from Bengali. And his “friendship” with the professor he killed had been going south for months.
“William Klug, UCLA professor is not the kind of person when you think of a professor. He is a very sick person. I urge every new student coming to UCLA to stay away from this guy.He made me really sick. Your enemy is my enemy. But your friend can do a lot more harm. Be careful about whom you trust.” Mainak Sarkar
Klug was listed as Sarkar’s advisor in the 2014 graduation booklet. Sarkar had been involved in a research group with Klug.
The Kill List
Police found a “kill list” in Sarkar’s apartment that included another professor at UCLA (who is safe), and a woman, whom officials found shot dead in Minnesota. The dead woman is Sarkar’s former girlfriend.
So much for the media’s “white conservative male” allegation. UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar from India… pic.twitter.com/8w53xMmqYa
— Pax Hart (@PaxHart) June 2, 2016
Media reports the UCLA shooter was “Indian” (dot). Note that they don’t report that he was a Bengali Muslim: https://t.co/dKuDEjB9nJ
— The Kincannon Show (@kincannon_show) June 2, 2016
Yes, folks, the shooter was a Muslim. AND Klug was reportedly a devout Christian.
“Knowing there is a God responsible for the world makes a big difference in my motivation to understand it better. I developed a habit of relying on God for what I felt was beyond my ability to control or what I couldn’t do for myself.” William Klug
And don’t forget, UCLA is a “Gun Free Zone” in a state that rigidly restricts firearms.
UCLA shooter identified as Mainak Sarkar. Here’s his bio, I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. https://t.co/u1KeTSGjn7
— Michelle (@michelle4trump) June 2, 2016
William Klug leaves behind a wife (who is also an Engineer) and two children. He was a beloved coach and worked hard to help his students, by all accounts.
He was from El Segundo, California and the community has created a GoFundMe page for the family.