Training Helped Save Lives in UNCC Shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was the kind of emergency that no one wants to go through, but it's one that UNCC police and campus staff have trained for over the years.

The emergency response seen Tuesday when officials said Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, opened fire on students during the last day of classes, killing two people and wounding four others, was all that training paying off.

UNCC police Chief Jeff Baker told Channel 9 officers were about to go over their security plan for a concert at the university later that day when the call came in and everyone on the force darted to the Kennedy building.

According to Baker, one of his officers was able to quickly disarm Terrell and take him down.

Baker said there's no question that officers saved lives and attributes a big part of that to the training they've been working on for years

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