Chun was an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
RIT released the following statement:
"The entire Rochester Institute of Technology community is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Edline Chun. She was a well-respected and beloved faculty member who taught in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences for almost two decades. Her colleagues in the School of Media Sciences describe her as someone who 'always went above and beyond to serve the students and the school with passion, integrity and the utmost class.' We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. RIT faculty leaders from the college met with students earlier today to tell them of the news, and we are making counselors available to faculty, staff or students."
The Rochester police chief says he believes the shooting was robbery related. Chun's car was stolen, but police would not say if anything else was taken.
The police chief says the person of interest is expected to be charged.