Zach Isaacman, 22, in Custody for NIU Shooting


Zachary Isaacman
Alleged NIU shooter.

NIU shooting victim Brian Mulder was sitting outside his campus dorm at Stevenson North Residence Hall about 3:30 a.m. Friday when he saw a man that appeared to be stalking a woman was following her. After the woman entered the Stevenson North building, the man that was following the woman began to pound on windows and doors, trying to get access to the dorm. Mulder told the man to go home, when the man, who was later identified as Zach Isaacman displayed a gun. Mulder asked Isaacman what he planned to do with the gun, and Isaacman replied with gunshot to Mulder’s thigh.


Isaacman fled toward a nearby lagoon, and an NIU police officer stationed at Stevenson Residence Hall responded immediately. Zachary Isaacman was apprehended within about 5 minutes.

A Facebook account exists for a ‘Zach Isaacman’ with the following basic information:
Networks N. Illinois ’13
Male/Single

Colleges: Northern Illinois University ’13
Liberal Arts, Anthropology

High School: Buffalo Grove High School ’06

The ‘About me’ category displays …
“I am a friendly person, who likes to mellow out and be chill, but likes to party at the same time.”

The ‘write something about yourself’ category displays …
sometimes you have to burn the village to win the war

The facebook profile photo appears to be a match to the mug shot photo made available from police.

The identity of the facebook account holder has not been confirmed to be the same as Friday’s NIU shooter suspect.

1 Comment

  1. Maybe supposed victim (Mulder) is a liar. He was attacking (Zach). Everyone knows that neighborhood is junk and very scary at 3am so he decided to carry. Luckily he did carry and saved his own butt. With all the bad things that happen around there, their are probably many students who carry for self defense only. That makes sense to me you only heard one side of the story if Zach was acting in self defense He is the victim. If I was attacking someone and they shot me. I would lye to everyone to save face. People shoot other people because they have a reason too. there is no motive here. I think Mulder maybe lying.

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