Trystan Terrell, the 22-year-old who dropped out of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was seen smirking as he was led into the police station after allegedly killing two people and wounding four others on campus on Tuesday.
Terrell was led into the headquarters of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Tuesday after he was arrested.
He is wearing a dark-colored t-shirt. As he is being led into the police station, his face is expressionless.
But just before he enters the doorways, he turns back to a camera person from a local TV station and utters something inaudible.
Moments before he was seen on video smirking, amateur cell phone video captured Terrell being led into a police car while under arrest.
In the video, an individual who appears to fit Terrell’s description is led by officers.
The suspect is hunched over as he walks with his face pointed toward the ground.
Terrell was a history major at the school before dropping out this semester, according to WCNC-TV.
Trystan Terrell, the 22-year-old suspect in the shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday, was seen smirking as he was led into the police station during his arrest
Video posted on social media from moment earlier shows police taking Terrell, the suspected gunman, into custody in Charlotte on Tuesday
The gunman shot dead two people and wounded four others on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The gunman is seen above with his head down facing the ground as officers escort him to a police car
Local and federal law enforcement officers rushed to the scene of the shooting
According to an eyewitness, Terrell was sitting in a classroom with other students when he decided to open fire.
The Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency has said two people were found dead at the scene, two others have life-threatening injuries and two others have injuries that are not life-threatening.
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity posted a tweet saying one of its members, Drew Pescaro, was wounded in the shooting.
‘We support the students and personnel at UNC-Charlotte affected by today’s tragic shooting,’ ATO’s national office tweeted on Tuesday.
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity posted a tweet saying one of its members, Drew Pescaro, was wounded in the shooting
Pescaro ‘was shot and is currently hospitalized in stable condition,’ according to ATO
‘ATO brother Drew Pescaro was shot and is currently hospitalized in stable condition. We are keeping Drew, the chapter and the campus in our prayers.’
Students posted images on social media showing themselves in lock down.
SWAT team officers quickly responded to the scene on Tuesday, WSOC-TV reported.
Law enforcement agencies including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are at the scene.
Officers are reportedly going through each building to secure the campus.
Authorities responded to reports of a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday
Dramatic video posted on social media shows students being evacuated from the Charlotte campus
Police are seen above on the campus in Charlotte during the emergency on Tuesday
Dramatic video posted on social media shows students being evacuated from the Charlotte campus.
Uniformed police officers are seen running toward the location of the shooting while panicked students are fleeing in the opposite direction, some with hands up.
One of the gunshot victims is seen in the above photo being helped by another person
A blood stained shirt is seen above after a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday
The image above shows students at UNCC remaining in place after news broke about the shooting
Shattered glass is seen on the floor at the entrance to a building on campus in Charlotte on Tuesday
The school’s official Twitter handle tweeted alerts to students and faculty
Another tweet read: ‘NinerAlert: Campus lockdown continues. Remain in a safe location. Monitor email and UNCC homepage’
A helicopter is also seen flying overhead during the tense moments.
UNC Charlotte’s official Twitter handle tweeted: ‘NinerAlert: Shots reported near kennedy. Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately.’
Another tweet read: ‘NinerAlert: Campus lockdown continues. Remain in a safe location. Monitor email and UNCC homepage.’
One video posted to social media shows a large group of students with their hands up in the air.
One video posted to social media shows a large group of students with their hands up in the air
The campus was to host a concert at the school’s football stadium to mark the last day of classes
The campus was to host a concert at the school’s football stadium to mark the last day of classes.
Students were on their way to Jerry Richardson Stadium to see the rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
‘I’m safe y’all,’ the rapper tweeted on Tuesday.
The university has more than 26,500 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.
Sam Rice, a senior on UNC Charlotte’s tennis team, told Spectrum News that he was in the library studying for a final exam when he heard people yelling ‘shooter, shooter.’
He said he heard police yelling for people to stay down and stay on the floor.
He was ‘waiting for someone to tell us everything was going to be OK.’
When people were told to leave, he ran out in his socks, running over glass on the floor.
His reaction is ‘just shock,’ he told the television station.
‘It doesn’t feel real.’
Susan Harden, an UNCC professor and Mecklenburg County Commissioner, was at home when she heard of the shooting.
Students were on their way to a campus stadium for a scheduled concert by rapper Waka Flocka Flame (seen in the above stock image)
The rapper tweeted on Tuesday: ‘I’m safe y’all’ (seen above)
She went to a staging area, she said, to provide support.
Harden said she has taught inside the Kennedy building, where the shootings occurred.
‘It breaks my heart. We’re torn up about what’s happened,’ Harden said.
‘Students should be able to learn in peace and in safety and professors ought to be able to do their jobs in safety.’
Charlotte’s mayor, Vi Lyles, tweeted: ‘We are in shock to learn of an active shooter situation on the campus of UNC Charlotte.
‘My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives, those injured, the entire UNCC community and the courageous first responders who sprang into action to help others.’
U.S. House Rep. Mark Walker, a Republican from North Carolina, tweeted: ‘Absolutely heartbroken to learn of the two deaths at UNC-Charlotte.
‘Details still unfolding, but prayers with those receiving medical care right now.’
People gathered across from the campus of UNC Charlotte on Tuesday moments after the shooting
Law enforcement officials secure the main entrance to UNC Charlotte on Tuesday evening
Concerned students gather on campus after the shooting on Tuesday afternoon
A UNC Charlotte campus police officer carries a tactical shield after the shooting on Tuesday
A number of emergency vehicles are seen on Mary Alexander Road on the UNC Charlotte campus on Tuesday
U.S. Senator Thom Tillis said on Twitter: ‘Absolutely horrific news at #UNCC Susan and I are grateful for the first responders at the scene and our thoughts are with the @unccharlotte community.’
Said Rep. Richard Hudson on Twitter: ‘Renee & I are heartbroken to see violence at my alma mater @unccharlotte.
‘Grateful for the quick action of 1st responders & police.
‘Our prayers are with victims, their families & the #49er community.
‘I’ll continue to monitor the situation & pray for the safety of our campus #UNCC.’
North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, tweeted: ‘This is a tragic day for Charlotte and this great university.
Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head and wounded in an assassination attempt in January 2011, tweeted: ‘I am so sorry for these young people and their families. We fail as a nation when we fail to protect our children. You deserve better.’
‘We mourn the lives lost and we will all be here to support each other.
‘I commend the first responders for their quick action and am grateful that the campus is now secure.’
Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head and wounded in an assassination attempt in January 2011, tweeted: ‘I am so sorry for these young people and their families.
‘We fail as a nation when we fail to protect our children. You deserve better.’
Since the shooting, Giffords has become an advocate for gun control legislation.
The deadliest mass shooting on a campus of higher education in the United States took place at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, on April 16, 2007, when a South Korean student killed 32 people in a shooting rampage, before killing himself.