18 May
2021

Former UNC Charlotte student Trystan Terrell charged with murder after opening fire on classroom

first_imgCharlotte Mecklenburg Police Department(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Two people were killed and another four injured after a gunman opened fire in a classroom on the campus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday, the school’s last day of classes.Police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell. He has been charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm on educational property.Those killed were Ellis Parlier, 19, and Riley Howell, 21.“Riley was truly a one of a kind guy,” his family said in a statement. “He loved all things outdoors, adventure and especially family. He loved to work outside and when he worked, he did it with his hands and his heart. He always was able to put others before himself and never hesitated to help anyone who needed it. He was friends with anyone and everyone–a big, muscular guy with a huge heart.”“He was the kind of person who you knew would take care of you the moment you met him, and he always did,” his family said. “He radiated love and always will.”The injured are Drew Pescaro, 19; Sean Dehart, 20; Emily Houpt, 23; and Rami Alramadhan, 20.All are expected to make a full recovery.“This is the worst day in the history of UNC Charlotte,” School Chancellor Philip L. Dubois said Tuesday night.“My only concern is with these families and these students,” the chancellor told ABC News. “These kids are 19, 20, the oldest was 23. I have three children all older than that and I can’t imagine being in the position of these parents. I just can’t imagine.” Dubois told reporters that the suspected shooter, Terrell, was a student at the school but withdrew earlier in the semester.Paul Rold, Terrell’s grandfather, told The Associated Press that his grandson moved to North Carolina with his father after his mother died two years ago.“You’re describing someone foreign to me. This is not in his DNA,” he said.Terrell will make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon. There is no reason to believe anyone else was involved, officials said. Police dispatch received calls around 4:40 p.m. reporting a suspect was armed with a pistol and had shot several students, police said.Student Tristan Field, who was in the classroom when the shooting happened, told ABC News the class was listening to group presentations when the gunfire erupted. He was startled and looked in the direction of the gunshots when he heard people screaming and saw them running toward the door on his side of the room.Jack Seigel, a sophomore in that class, said he “heard shots” and “everyone started sprinting.”“I fell in the doorway and got trampled along with some other people but I was able to pick myself up and get out,” he told ABC News. “The people on the other side of the room were not so lucky.”Officers responded to the scene and were able to get into the building where the suspect was located, disarmed him and took him into custody, officials said. The suspect did not say anything to the officers as he was arrested.“Our officers actions definitely saved lives. There’s no doubt about that,” said University of North Carolina at Charlotte Police and Public Safety Chief Jeff Baker. The school was placed on lockdown as officers secured the campus. Students were later allowed to return to their residence halls on campus, police said.“The first thing that went to my head was, ‘Yeah this is actually happening, but just don’t sit there, like get up and go,’” said student Jordan Pearce, who was just outside the classroom when the shooting began. “So I grabbed a girl and we just went straight for the bathroom and called our parents after that.”“For many people here, this will be the worst day of their lives,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. “This is a tough day, but the university will get through it.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

City BPU Fundraiser Nets $18,000 For St. Susan’s Center

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN — The 21st Annual Cents for St. Susan’s Campaign, by the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, raised $18,399.15 to help fund the soup kitchen.“We are grateful to these wonderful donors and to the Jamestown BPU for its efforts to raise funds for our soup kitchen,” said St. Susan Center Executive Director Bonny Scott-Sleight. “This year’s challenges led us to a new method of providing meals, serving approximately 157 people a day. We made and packed carry-out meals for our guests and it has worked well. I want to extend heartfelt thanks to those contributors who assisted us in meeting our goal of feeding all who come to St. Susan Center for our help.”During the 21 campaigns, the BPU has raised $253,335.54 for St. Susan’s.BPU and St. Susan Center personnel were on hand for the announcement, to thank major sponsors for going above and beyond this year, to help the soup kitchen financially during the Pandemic. Such donors included: Judy and Steve McAllaster at the $3,000 level; KeyBank at the $2,000 category; and Kwik-Fill and Chautauqua Chemicals Co., Inc. at the $1,000 level. Sponsors of $500 included; Boyles Motor Sales, Century 21/Turner Brokers, Dan and Connie Evans, Falconer Printing and Design, Inc., FreedMaxickAccountants, Heritage Ministries, The Legend Group with Lou Deppas, National Fuel, Northwest Bank, Shults Auto Group, Slone-Melhuish Insurance, Weinberg Financial Group, and Wright, Wright and Hampton Attorneys.BPU General Manager David L. Leathers thanked the sponsors as well as those people in the community who donated.“We appreciate so much the continued, noteworthy support of our major sponsors to the BPU fund drive,” Leathers said. “Our annual campaigns are one way in which we can assist our local residents and customers. We are pleased that we surpassed the $18,000 level, thanks to these incredible people and companies as well as to members of the public who mailed in checks to help us this year.”BPU Communications Coordinator Becky Robbins, who organizes the drive, said “Although we were unable to conduct a regular campaign due to Coronavirus restrictions, we feel more than fortunate that we were able to provide a little more than $18,000 to St. Susan Center. Thanks to all contributors who made that happen.”The bulk of this year’s gifts came from the major sponsors, according to Robbins, but redeemable soda cans and bottles brought in nearly $1,000 and a coin canister in one local restaurant totaled $970. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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28 Aug
2020

Arsene Wenger not listening to Mourinho

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his transfer spending will not be influenced by other clubs as he prepares for the Community Shield meeting with champions Chelsea.Blues boss Jose Mourinho hinted on Monday that the Gunners’ spending in recent years outstripped Chelsea.But Wenger said: “We spend when we think we have to spend and do not listen to what people think or say.”When we don’t have the money, we don’t spend the money we haven’t got.”Arsenal won the FA Cup for the second successive season in May and finished third in the Premier League – 12 points behind winners Chelsea.Goalkeeper Petr Cech – signed from Chelsea – remains Arsenal’s only transfer signing so far this summer despite director Lord Harris saying last week that the club could sign “almost anyone”. However Mourinho believes that Wenger’s side can challenge for the title this season on the back of their spending over the last two years.”If you add up the amounts clubs have spent in the last three or four years, I think maybe you will find a surprise,” the Portuguese said.”If you put Mesut Ozil plus Alexis Sanchez, plus Calum Chambers, plus Mathieu Debuchy, you will find a surprise.”It’s a fantastic squad with good players, fantastic goalkeeper, they are more than ready to be a title contenders.”–last_img read more

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