by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/02/19, 11:00 am
The body of a University of North Carolina at Charlotte student who was killed confronting a gunman will receive a police escort back to his hometown on Thursday. Riley Howell, a 21-year-old from Waynesville, N.C., charged and tackled a shooter who opened fire in his classroom on the UNC Charlotte campus on Tuesday. He knocked the assailant down and bought enough time for the first police officer to enter the classroom and capture the suspect, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney. Howell and another student, Ellis R.