A retired administrator at California State University, Fullerton was found stabbed to death Monday morning in a parking lot on campus, prompting a homicide investigation by police.
“The CSU Fullerton Police Department said that an assault with a deadly weapon was reported around 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot south of College Park building,” Fox 11 reported. “Authorities said they discovered the faculty member, identified as a man in his late 50s, sitting inside of a silver Infiniti sedan suffering from multiple stab wounds.”
The retired administrator, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
While police say that victim appears to have been specifically targeted, they have not yet offered a potential motive.
Fullerton Police Sgt. Jon Radus said in a press conference Monday that they do not believe the suspect is “an active stabber on the loose.”
“We do not believe that there is an active stabber on the loose at this particular time,” said Radus in comments reported by Fox. Police say the suspect was last seen running east on Nutwood Avenue.
In a series of posts, Cal State Fullerton provided updates to the community, revealing that the incident was an assault with a deadly weapon and that the suspect is a male with black hair, black pants and a black shirt. Police have since provided more details, describing him as a white male in his mid-20s.
In response to initial reports that the victim was a “faculty member,” Cal State clarified that he is a retired adminstrator in his late-50s who was “working as a consultant on the campus.” Fox 11 describes him as “a retired annuitant who was back at Cal State Fullerton working in international student registration.”
Fullerton PD is asking the public not to approach the suspect but, instead, to immediately contact the department with any information via the following number: 714-738-8600