A student who is said to be dealing with mental issues has died after reportedly jumping to his death off a building on a school campus. However before this, he had also allegedly thrown his mother of the same building per reports.

The suspect and now-deceased has been identified as Andrew Nguyen Doan. He allegedly picked up his 77-year-old mother, Thao Nguyen and then threw her off a multi-story campus building before leaping to his own death at around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

As of this writing, the motive of Doan remains unknown. However, authorities claim that they had interacted with the 36-year-old man in the past.

According to the Irvine Police Department, they last dealt with Doan in 2019 while he was attending school. Authorities add that the biological sciences major had a mental concern at the time as he was attending school.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Doan never graduated and was no longer connected to the University of California.

It was added that Doan was admitted to a mental institution in 2019. He also allegedly sexually battered a roommate, an Orange County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson told the LA Times but was later on released after his mom posted a $100,000 bail.

Doan pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 156 days in jail and given three years’ probation that ended in July this year.

Doan and Nguyen lived in Irvine together. According to a neighbor, identified as Michael Bertin, the 36-year-old was known to be a troubled young man.

“(Doan) had demons,” Bertin said. “It’s a horrible thing.”

The neighbor also batted that Nguyen was a kind but withdrawn woman. However, he added that he had not seen her and her son together for quite time. But he did recall how the two arguing in the past.

According to UCI spokesman Tom Vasich, suicide prevention phone numbers and words of caution are posted in the stairwells and along the landings of the buildings where Doan and Nguyen’s bodies were found.

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