Man who opened fire on an Oklahoma university campus identified as former police officer


Thomas Fees

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CLAREMORE, Okla. - Officials have released the identity of the man who opened fire on an Oklahoma university campus.

According to the KOKI, Thomas Floyd Fees died after opening fire and then turning a gun on himself Friday evening at Rogers State University in Claremore.

The school was put on lockdown and students were told to stay where they were.

"We received a call of multiple shots fired on campus. Several agencies aided us including RSU Campus Police. One deceased subject has been located," said Lt. Chuch Goad with Claremore police.

RSU President Larry Rice told KOKI that Fees was looking for a specific student.

“We believe he was here with the intention of domestic violence trying to locate his female friend who is a student and student worker. He was not successful in locating her, but he did believe she was in the building that he was trying to gain access to,” Rice said.

According to KOKI, Fees, who was not an RSU student, resigned as a police officer in 2010 after pulling a gun on someone at a Tulsa bar.

He was also arrested earlier this week for unlawfully entering a building.

Police say no one else was injured in the shooting.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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