Police: Oikos shooter was targeting different woman

April 10, 2012 1:09:22 PM PDT
Oakland's police chief is now saying the head of the nursing department at Oikos University is not the woman One Goh was after. Instead, he was looking for another administrator whose identity is not being revealed.

ABC7 spoke to Oikos University Chief Operating Officer Jaehoon Moon. He didn't want to go on camera but, told ABC7 the college had three long meetings with Goh, who wanted his entire tuition reimbursed. The amount he says was between $4,000 and $6,000. They wanted to give him only a partial reimbursement. At the second meeting, Goh apparently got very angry. Moon says the suspect complained about his classmates and how he didn't get along with them. The school offered to transfer him to another classroom. After the third meeting they thought the issue had been resolved and that Goh would come back to school. Now Moon says, "I wish we could have done more."

Instead, police say last Monday Goh returned to seek revenge, killing seven people and injuring three more.

Lucas Garcia teaches English at the university. He and his students ran when they heard the gunshots.

"I was surprised by how emotional it's been, just having a hard time dealing with it as everybody else is, I'm sure," Garcia

There is now a small memorial and a picture of Doris Chibuko in front of the neighboring Alameda Community Food Bank. Chibuko was trying to get help after being shot, but collapsed.

"Yes, one of the victims was in the front of the building and a couple of the food bank employees did come and give assistance as best as they could at that time and those people, we have had counselors come in yesterday and tomorrow they will be here to help," food bank spokesperson Ted Monk said.

It appears crime scene investigators have now finished their work, although police would not confirm that.

Late Thursday afternoon, students and employees were being allowed back in the building to collect their belongings.

Goh is being kept at Dublin's Santa Rita Jail. His cell is smaller than many closets. There is a single stark fluorescent light fixture on the wall, a concrete bed, with one thin mattress that has a small pillow area and a stainless steel toilet in the corner. There is no chair, no desk and no contact with other inmates.

"This is a situation where he's charged with a very notorious crime so he's put in this situation for his own safety," Alameda County Sheriff's Department spokesperson J,D. Nelson said.

To make sure he doesn't hurt himself, Goh was issued just one specially made blanket that does not rip or tear. Every 15 minutes, a guard peeks into his cell to make sure Goh is OK.

He's allowed a book or other reading material, but otherwise, no personal items.

All meals are served in his cell. Breakfast at 5 a.m., lunch comes in a paper bag and dinner is on a tray, starting at 4pm.

Goh is allowed out of his cell for just one hour a day. He can take a shower, watch TV or make phone calls.

So far, he's had no visitors -- not from relatives in the Bay Area or his brother in Virginia.

At some point, he may move to a larger cell, but Goh will be kept in isolation. And except for his trips to court in Oakland, it's the life he will live for months, even years, while he waits for his case to go to trial.

ABC7 has also learned that One Goh is not his given name. Virginia court records show his birth name was Su Nam Ko, but he felt it sounded too much like a girl's name, so in 2002 he changed his name to One-Il Goh.

Doris Chibuko Trust Fund
P.O Box 3140, San Leandro, CA 94578
A/c name "Doris Chibuko Trust Fund" Bank of America
Account #: 0149648328
Routing #: is121000358 (paper and electronic), 026009593 (wires)
Website: www.DorisChibuko.com


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