The man who fatally shot Jordanian university student Iman Arsheed died of suicide after he was located and surrounded by authorities, the Jordan Public Security announced in a statement on Sunday.
The man, who was identified as 37-year-old Uday Khaled Abdullah Hassan, was besieged in a farm where he was hiding and threatened to commit suicide when he was located by police. He refused to surrender then shot himself in the head.
Photos and videos circulating on social media show Hassan holding a gun to his head while other photos show him lying on the ground with what appears to be a gunshot wound to the head.
Hassan was first taken to a hospital where authorities said he remained unconscious “with no vital signs.” He was pronounced dead several hours later. His motive for killing Arsheed remains under investigation.
On Thursday, the 21-year-old student died on the campus of the Applied Science Private University in Amman after the perpetrator opened fire and shot her six times in the head, according to AFP.
The woman was pronounced dead after medics transported her to hospital in critical condition, Nabaa Jordan media outlet cited a spokesperson of the general security directorate as saying.
A source close to the investigation previously told AFP that the autopsy showed that the bullets led to a fracture and laceration in the skull.
Authorities immediately launched an investigation to identify the attacker and arrest him.