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WSU president donates reward for arrest in assault case

Washington State University President Elson Floyd is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for attacking a professor nearly two weeks ago, according to a statement issued Tuesday.

Dr. David Warner remains at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in critical condition after he was found unconscious and beaten in a parking lot at the Adams Mall on College Hill on March 30.

Pullman Police have been circulating video surveillance of the minutes leading up to the assault hoping the community can identify possible witnesses and suspects.

Floyd said he’s disturbed by the injuries Warner suffered, and also by the silence of the community in reporting information that could help investigators.

The attack has also fueled a support page for Warner on Facebook garnering more than 2,000 members. Floyd said the attack has also uncovered an underlying fear and anger in the community that race and marginalization is an issue.

The president also announced his intent to start a “Commission on Campus Climate” to talk about the issue and find long-term solutions.

Floyd donated his own money to the reward fund, the statement said, but others can donate to it as well.

Police released this photo of a possible suspect in hopes someone can identify her.

Police released this photo of additional suspects, three men, in hopes someone can identify them.