NC Mass Shooting Suspect Booked For Murder [VIDEO]

The Charlotte Observer reports:

The 22-year-old Charlotte man accused of shooting six people Tuesday on the Charlotte campus of the University of North Carolina is facing two counts of murder, according to the Mecklenburg County jail.

Trystan Andrew Terrell was arrested on the campus by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Tuesday after six people were shot on the north Charlotte campus, creating widespread panic among students and faculty.

Terrell was booked in the jail at about 5 a.m. Wednesday and remains in custody. He is listed as having a Charlotte address. It is Terrell’s first arrest in North Carolina, according to state records. Voter registration records show he lived in an apartment on Weddington Avenue off East Seventh Street in Charlotte. reports:

Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, a former student at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, is the suspect in a campus shooting that killed two people and wounded several others. Three people are considered to be in critical condition while one other person is in fair condition.

Terrell, a history student, was first identified in a tweet from WSOC-9’s Joe Bruno. WCNC reports that Terrell dropped out of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte this semester. Multiple local stations aired footage of Terrell being brought into Charlotte-Mecklenburg jail.

The suspect could be seen grinning while yelling something at the assembled media. UNCC Police Jeff Chief Baker told the media that Terrell was not on “their radar” prior to the shooting. Chief Baker added that “Our officers’ actions saved lives.”

Charlotte’s NBC affiliate reports:

Sources tell NBC Charlotte that students were giving a presentation when the shooting occurred in a classroom. The two dead are reportedly two white males, but their ages and names have not yet been released.

Panic erupted when the university sent an alert to its students reading: “Shots reported near kennedy. Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately.”

Local TV reports showed cops sprinting towards a building on the sprawling campus. Another view showed terrified and confused students running away from the scene.