UNC Charlotte Student, Riley Howell, Saved Lives by Knocking the Shooter Off His Feet
May 2, 2019
Riley Howell, 21, has been hailed a hero for his selfless act in tackling the suspected UNC Charlotte shooter.
When a gunman opened fire in a University of North Carolina at Charlotte classroom, sending people diving for cover and rushing toward a door, student Riley Howell charged and knocked into the shooter, police say.
Riley Roberson, 21, was a graduate of Roberson High School in Asheville, North Carolina.
'He did such a heroic thing,' aunt says
Howell wanted to join the military or become a firefighter
Other victims identified
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