Slain college stu­dent hailed as hero

The News-Times - - NATION / WORLD -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina college stu­dent tack­led a gun­man who opened fire in his class­room, sav­ing oth­ers’ lives but los­ing his own in the process, po­lice said Wed­nes­day.

Ri­ley How­ell, 21, was among the students gath­ered for endof-year pre­sen­ta­tions in an an­thro­pol­ogy class at the Univer­sity of North Carolina-Charlotte when a gun­man with a pis­tol be­gan shooting students. How­ell and an­other stu­dent were killed; four oth­ers were wounded.

The mo­tive wasn’t im­me­di­ately clear. Sus­pect Trys­tan Andrew Ter­rell had been en­rolled at the school but with­drew dur­ing the cur­rent se­mes­ter, UNC-Charlotte spokes­woman Buffy Stephens said. Cam­pus Po­lice Chief Jeff Baker said Ter­rell had not ap­peared on their radar as a po­ten­tial threat.

Associated Press

Ri­ley How­ell, 21, was killed af­ter he tack­led a gun­man who opened fire in a class­room at the Univer­sity of North Carolina-Charlotte.

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