Warrants: Accused UNC Charlotte shooter had apartment full of ammunition


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — New search warrants released this week give a clearer picture surrounding the moments leading up to the horrific deadly shooting on UNC Charlotte’s campus. 

The warrants don’t detail a clear motive, but show the shooter may have been planning his attack. When the calls for an active shooter first came in at 5:42 p.m. on April 30 a sergeant from UNCC Police was first on the scene.

Search warrants obtained by FOX 46 Charlotte say the sergeant entered room 236, yelling to see who the shooter was.

Trystan Terrell identified himself as the shooter and was immediately taken into custody. Warrants say officers recovered a glock firearm and a leather bag with multiple gun magazines.

Hours later, police searched the suspects apartment in NoDa where they recovered a laptop, paper targets, three handgun magazines, six boxes of ammunition, and a magazine loader.

Back at UNCC’s campus, investigators continued interviewing witnesses. Warrants say one witness inside the class heard a door slam open. He told investigators the suspect walked over to specific table and started shooting.

That witness also told investigators he believes the suspect targeted a specific group. The shooting left two students dead and four others injured.

UNC Charlotte records show the suspect withdrew from all classes at UNCC, except for the one he targeted on April 30.

The suspect is expected to appear in Mecklenburg County Court on June 13. 

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