TU mourns death of student during off-campus carjacking

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Student killed during 'random, senseless act of violence'

The University of Tulsa is sad to report the death of student Sufeng He during an off-campus shooting incident Tuesday afternoon. 

A 24-year-old electrical engineering master's student from China, He was killed when a gunman attempted to hijack his car near a shopping area at 21st Street and Yale Avenue around 12:30 p.m. His passenger, who was also a TU student, was not injured during the incident about three miles southeast of campus.

After shooting He, the suspect carjacked another vehicle, which crashed moments later as the gunman tried to flee. The carjacker was pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports. 

“Sufeng was a bright and promising student who was taken away from us much too soon as the result of this random and senseless act of violence,” said TU President Steadman Upham. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire TU family go out to his family and friends during this terrible time.” 

Counseling is being made available to students, faculty, and staff through TU’s Alexander Health Clinic at 918-631-2200. International students with any questions or concerns are asked to contact the International Student Services office at 918-631-2329.

David Hamby