UC Berkeley

No “leading theory” yet on Haas shooting

Christopher Travis, who died last month after being shot on UC Berkeley campus by a police officer

The UC Berkeley police investigation into the fatal shooting last month of Christopher Travis has not yet reached any conclusions, according to Lt. Alex Yao, the department’s spokesman. The investigation is continuing and Yao said he did not know when it would be concluded.

Berkeleyside and other media reported yesterday on an email sent by Haas Business School Dean Richard Lyons which said that suicide by police officer was the “leading theory” for Travis’ actions on November 15. Yao said there is no leading theory.

Travis was shot by a UCPD officer when he was brandishing a gun in the computer lab at the Haas School. He died in hospital from the gunshot wounds. It was the first shooting on the Cal campus in over 20 years.