A suspect has been apprehended after a University of Arizona professor was shot and killed on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The unidentified victim was shot at the John W. Harshbarger Building and taken to Banner UMC, where he was pronounced dead.

While the victim's name was not released, authorities did confirm he was a professor in the School of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences. 

Murad Can Dervish, 46, a former graduate student, was identified as the shooting suspect by the UAPD.

Officers said they got a call shortly before 2 p.m. from someone who reported that Dervish was in the building despite previously being barred.  

While officers were on their way, dispatch received another call reporting a shooting. Shortly after, it was reported that Dervish had fled the building in a gold van.

Dervish was quickly identified, according to the UAPD. Dervish was arrested by the Arizona Department of Public Safety during a traffic stop in Gila Bend.

All in-person classes were canceled after the shooting and all nonessential faculty and staff or students were asked to leave campus.