UCF gunman legally drunk during planned attack, toxicology report states

Published On: Apr 26 2013 02:29:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 26 2013 06:41:08 PM EDT

James Oliver Seevakumaran's mugshot from Seminole County


The Orange County Medical Examiner's Office has released the toxicology and autopsy reports on Friday for the former UCF student who was attempting to follow through with a plan to attack the campus.

In the toxicology report, it states 30-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran had a blood alcohol level of more than 0.17 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit-- 0.08 percent-- for driving.

Seevakumaran tested negative for drugs, according to the report.

The autopsy report states he died from a gunshot wound to the head, classifying his death as a suicide.

Seevakumaran, a UCF business major who wasn't enrolled in the spring semester, shot and killed himself in a third-floor dorm room at Tower 1 on the Orlando campus last month after pulling the fire alarm to set off his attack on campus.

UCF was in the process of evicting Seevakumaran on March 18 after switching the locks on his door two times due to an unpaid bill of $7,230, the locks were to be changed for a final time.

Police said Seevakumaran left behind his plan scribbled on paper, which included setting off the fire alarm, going to a bar and drinking and "give them hell."

The plan was thwarted after his roommate called 911 and police officers responded quickly.

Since the shooting, UCF has offered an Emergency Expo where students were getting coached from professionals on how to handle emergencies.


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