Hearing set for suspect in Purdue shooting

INDIANAPOLIS - A court hearing has been scheduled for a Purdue University student who police say fatally shot another student in a basement classroom.

Tippecanoe County Deputy Prosecutor Kristen McVey says in a statement that an initial hearing for 23-year-old Cody Cousins will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in a courtroom at the county jail.

Cousins is being held without bond on a preliminary charge of murder in Tuesday's shooting death of 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis., in a basement classroom at Purdue's Electrical Engineering Building.

Police say they haven't determined a motive for the slaying.

Past teachers described both Cousins and Boldt as talented students.

The building where the shooting took place reopened Wednesday. Students were allowed back inside to retrieve the things they left behind in a rush to escape.

"I mean I’ll definitely remember this for the rest of my life. It’s definitely something I can’t really forget," senior Tim Dwyer said.

Officials said grief counselors were made available for students throughout the day.

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