Who Is Trystan Terrell? 5 Things On The UNCC Shooting Suspect

"Details still unfolding, but prayers with those receiving medical care right now", US Representative Mark Walker, a Republican from North Carolina, said on Twitter. Every one of them said, 'Of course, he was the hero - 100% of course he'd run toward the shooter.' He was everybody's protector. Four other students - 20-year-old Rami Alramadhan of Saudi Arabia, 20-year-old Sean Dehart of Apex, NC, 23-year-old Emily Houpt of Charlotte, and 19-year-old Drew Pescaro of Apex, NC - were injured.

The Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC first identified the suspect as Trystan Andrew Terrell, a history student at the university.

The father of Howell's longtime girlfriend said news that he tackled the shooter wasn't surprising. Authorities said they still don't know the motive behind this deadly classroom rampage. We tried to grab a hold of someone and figure out what was going on.

Terrell is under observation in police custody, and his father and attorney haven't been allowed to speak to him, the accused gunman's maternal grandfather, Paul Rold, said Wednesday. "We're going to give them closure".

Baker said officers were able to apprehend and disarm the suspect in the room where it happened.

A medic walks between police cars after a shooting on the campus of University of North Carolina Charlotte in University City, Charlotte, on April 30, 2019. Having no place to run and hide, he did the last. "But his sacrifice saved lives".

The massacre would have been worse, however, if not for the courageous actions of Riley Howell. "I keep hoping and hoping I will wake up from this very bad dream, but I know that I won't".

And Howell graduated from T.C. Roberson High School in 2016, a district spokeswoman told the paper.

"He did such a heroic thing", Moylan said.

In a statement, Howell's family said he always stood up for what he believed and didn't hesitate to help those in need. "I can think of only one way to describe his passing - heart-wrenching".

NBC Charlotte was on the scene when Terrell was escorted to CMPD headquarters.

A North Carolina university has issued an alert for students to remain in a safe location following reports of an apparent shooting.

Television station WBTV quoted the remark as: "I just went into his classroom and shot the guy".

It remains unknown if the handgun he used to carry out the attack was legally owned or registered in his name.

Howell was killed while fighting the gunman, said Putney. "The randomness is what is most concerning".

Authorities say Terrell is responsible.

When the dust settled, two promising young students lay dead at the scene and another four were injured; police said three of the wounded suffered life-threatening wounds and the fourth did not.