12:05 p.m. UC Berkeley has identified the suspect as Christopher Nathen Elliot Travis, 32.
From the press release:
University of California, Berkeley, officials announced today that the man who wielded a gun at the Haas School of Business and was shot by university police yesterday was a transfer student. Christopher Nathen Elliot Travis, 32, who was an undergraduate, died last night after being transported to Highland Hospital.
“This is one of the most difficult times we have had as a community,” Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said this morning at a gathering with the grief-stricken Haas School community. “I want to thank the Haas staff for their alertness in this issue. It was just extraordinary. This sets an example for responsibility and alertness. I also want to thank the police for their very quick response...”
Campus counselors from University Health Services were dispatched yesterday to the Haas School to offer their services and will continue their presence there today.
Campus police have interviewed 17 witnesses at this point in the ongoing investigation and will continue with further interviews.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — An alleged gunman who was shot by police on the University of California, Berkeley campus has died.
Campus spokesman Dan Mogulof says the man was an undergraduate transfer student who was attending classes at the Haas School of Business. Mogulof did not release his name.