Keep Professor Dan Markel’s family in your thoughts. Hopefully a full investigation is already underway.

The College Fix reported.

POLICE: Internationally Known Criminal Law Professor was Targeted for Murder

The recent shooting death of Florida State University College of Law Professor Dan Markel, described by the New York Times as a “a leader in the world of online legal scholarship,” has prompted sadness and concern – as well as intrigue.

“On Monday, Chief Michael DeLeo of the Tallahassee police called the death a murder, and the department issued a statement saying that there was no indication of a robbery and that ‘it appears at this time that Mr. Markel was the intended victim in this incident,’” the Times reported.

A blogpost Monday by Paul Caron, a popular Pepperdine University tax law professor, notes a news report that Markel was “shot in the back,” and also links to several other stories about the ongoing investigation.

Markel was shot in his Tallahassee home on Friday morning and died Saturday at a local hospital. He was a well liked and highly respected scholar. His murder is “reverberating across the legal academic world,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“A 2001 graduate of Harvard Law School and native of Toronto, Mr. Markel taught criminal law and procedure at FSU,” the Journal reports. “He co-authored a 2009 book exploring the intersection between crime, punishment and family. He also wrote opinion pieces for the New York Times, Slate, and the Atlantic, among other publications.”