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UNC graduate student Tailei Qi has been charged with first-degree murder in Monday’s shooting on campus. The victim of Monday’s shooting at the University of North Carolina has been revealed to be the alleged shooter’s academic adviser, graduate student Tailei Qi. Qi, a Ph.D. student in physics at UNC, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday and booked into the Orange County jail. Faculty member Zijie Yan, an associate professor in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences, was the only fatality in the shooting. The shooting prompted the closure of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. It took about an hour and a half to lift the blockade after the arrest because authorities were making sure they had the right suspect in custody. The building where the shots were fired is a stone’s throw from the school’s iconic bell tower and a few doors down from the store that sells student books and other merchandise.
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Suspect in fatal UNC shooting was a PhD student
During a news conference Monday night, investigators said they had not yet figured out a motive for the shooting. But a series of troubling posts have been uncovered on social media, in which Qi complained about her UNC colleagues and criticized school bullies. The graduate student previously studied at Wuhan University in 2015 and was studying in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences. He also earned a master’s degree in materials science in 2021 from Louisiana State University.
Last month, Qi shared on LinkedIn an article he had written on optical bookbinding, which was published under his name and two other people, including his adviser and alleged victim. Qi reportedly worked closely with Yan’s research group at UNC, which focused on nanoscience technology, WRAL News reported. The two academics have written several articles in recent years on the effect of light on nanoparticles. Yan’s recent work focused on so-called “optical tweezers,” a process that uses light to grow advanced nanorobots inside cells.