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Cal State Fullerton consultant killed in campus stabbing

Associated Press
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Orange County coroners remove a body of a stabbing victim from a parking lot from a parking lot at California State University, Fullerton on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. An employee of the university was killed in a stabbing in a campus parking lot Monday in what police called a targeted attack, though they were not sure of a motive. The victim was in his late 50s and worked in international student admissions at the sprawling campus in Orange County, police Lt. Jon Radus said. He was not immediately identified by authorities.
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The Orange County Register
Police investigate a car where a retired Cal State Fullerton administrator was stabbed to death Monday, August 19, 2019 in Fullerton, Calif. The stabbing happened in Parking Lot S at College Place and Langsdorf Drive in Fullerton.
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The Orange County Register
Police use a bloodhound while searching for a suspect that stabbed to death a retired Cal State Fullerton administrator on Monday, August 19, 2019 in Fullerton, Calif. The stabbing happened in Parking Lot S at College Place and Langsdorf Drive in Fullerton.

FULLERTON, Calif. — A retired administrator working as a consultant to California State University, Fullerton was fatally stabbed in a campus parking lot Monday in what police called a targeted attack, though they were not sure of a motive.

The victim was in his late 50s and worked in international student admissions at the sprawling campus south of Los Angeles, Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus said. The victim’s identity was not immediately released by authorities.

A witness who called 911 at 8:27 a.m. said the suspect ran away, Radus said. Police found the victim inside a car with multiple stab wounds.

The suspect and victim were both described as Asian.

City and campus police responded and unsuccessfully rendered first-aid, a university statement said.

“We do not know motive at this point for what occurred,” Radus told reporters. “We do not believe there is a random stabber.”

Authorities described the suspect as a man in his 20s with black hair wearing black pants and a black shirt.

There was no order to shelter in place because the man was believed to have left the campus, but police presence was boosted.

The nearly 40,000-student commuter school in the middle of its host city in Orange County is part of the 23-campus California State University system. It is well known in the sports world for producing nationally ranked baseball teams and major leaguers including Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Khris Davis of the Oakland Athletics.

According to the university’s calendar, the academic year started Monday and classes were to resume later in the week.

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