Florida cops seek tips in Toronto-born prof's slaying

Toronto-born law professor Dan Markel was shot dead in Florida on Friday, July 18, 2014....

Toronto-born law professor Dan Markel was shot dead in Florida on Friday, July 18, 2014. (danmarkel.com)

BLAKE WOLFE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:06 AM ET

TORONTO -- Police in Florida have set up a confidential tip line as they investigate the murder of Toronto-raised law professor Dan Markel.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD), Markel, who taught at Florida State University's College of Law, was found in his home at 11 a.m. Friday suffering from a gunshot wound. Markel, 42, was transported to hospital, where he later died.

Officials said Monday a dedicated tip line has been set up for the investigation, as police continue to look for witnesses in what is alleged to be a targeted attack.

"TPD will work tirelessly to follow up on all leads and evidence in this case, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Markel family as they endure this terrible tragedy," Chief Michael DeLeo said in a press release. "My investigators will do everything they can to see those responsible for this murder are brought to justice."


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