Shooting Victim and Hero Riley Howell Charged and Jumped on UNC Shooter to Save His Classmates

Hero Riley Howell

On Tuesday two people were killed and four more injured when college dropout Trystan Terrell walked into a room at UNC Charlotte campus and started shooting.

On Wednesday local authorities released details on the shooting.

When Terrell stormed into the classroom UNC Charlotte student athlete Riley Howell ran at the shooter and jumped on him to save his fellow students.


WSOC TV reported:

In a news conference Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney described Howell’s actions inside the Kennedy building as heroic.

“You’re either going to run or hide and shield or you’re going to take the fight to the assailant. Having no place to run and hide, he did the last. But for his work, the assailant may not have been disarmed. Unfortunately, he gave his life in the process,” Putney said. “His sacrifice saved lives.”

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