Suspect in Deadly UNC Charlotte Campus Shooting ID'd
The man suspected of killing two people injured four in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday has been identified and taken into custody.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has identified the suspect as Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22. They also revealed he is in custody with charges pending.
The 22-year-old is suspected of opening fire at the UNC Charlotte campus on Tuesday. At least two people were killed and four others injured during the shooting.
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The suspect's grandfather Paul Rold of Arlington, Texas, revealed that Terrell and his father moved to Charlotte from the Dallas area about two years ago after his mother died. He went on to say that his grandson was attending UNC-Charlotte.
Police Chief Jeff Baker told reporters that campus police received a call about a suspect who was armed with a pistol. They were told he "had shot several students."
Officers immediately responded to the scene and the suspect was disarmed and taken into custody. A total of six people were shot by the suspect.
Of those six, two were killed while three remain in critical condition. The fourth suffered non-life threatening injuries. Officials have not released how many students were also affected.
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Baker went on to clarify that the suspect was not at the campus library. He added that the shooter did enter a building on campus.
The university has more than 26,500 students and 3,000 faculty and staff. The campus is located northeast of the city center and is surrounded by residential areas.