Tuesday, February 12, 2013
One student recalled victim Stephen Rane's 'wry and witty sense of humor.'
Hundreds gathered in the University of Maryland's Memorial Chapel Tuesday night for a vigil honoring the victims of an off-campus murder-suicide that took place earlier in the day. Police say engineering graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, 23, shot two of his roomates in the 8700 block of 36th Ave. before taking his own life. Stephen Alex Rane, a 22-year-old senior English major, died of his wounds, while a second undergraduate roommate suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The service included speeches, prayers, and music and emphasized the importance of community. University President Wallace Loh said that while there are lessons to be learned, policy questions to be discussed, and changes to be made, he wanted to keep the focus of …
Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one.
Editor's note: Early Tuesday morning, two University of Maryland students were left dead and another injured in a shooting on 36th Ave. in College Park. Police say that the gunman, identified as 23-year-old graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, set several fires around his house before shooting two of his roommates when they came outside. One—Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring—was later pronounced dead, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Green then turned the gun on himself, according to police. News of the incident sent shockwaves around College Park and the UMD community. Find continuous coverage of this story below, or follow the latest from College Park Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Update, 8:21 p.m.: UMD …
'It's really hard for me to even believe that this has happened,' said a professor who worked with the gunman.
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Tuesday, February 12
By Krystal Nancoo-Russell, Rashee Raj Kumar, and Angela Wong Capital News Service A University of Maryland graduate student who had an unspecified mental illness shot two of his roommates early Tuesday at their house in College Park, killing one and wounding the other before killing himself, police said. Prince George’s County Police identified the shooter as Dayvon Maurice Green, 23, a top University of Maryland engineering graduate student who had interned with NASA as an undergraduate at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Police said Green used a 9mm handgun to shoot and kill one roommate, Stephen Alex Rane, 22, an undergraduate from Silver Spring, and shoot and wound the other, a 22-year-old undergraduate whose name was not …
Sources described a likable engineering student with a strong academic record—and a mental illness.
On Tuesday afternoon, Prince George's County police identified the alleged shooter from an early morning murder-suicide in College Park as 23-year-old Dayvon Maurice Green. According to police, Green was an engineering graduate student at the University of Maryland. Speaking to reporters outside the scene of the shooting, UMD President Wallace Loh said he believed Green had been at the university for about a year. Green earned his undergraduate degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, officials said. The Baltimore Sun reports that he was a member of Phi Beta Sigma's Gamma chapter and maintained a grade point average above 3.5. Green also participated in the NASA Student Ambassador program and worked at the NASA Goddard Space …
Both the shooter and his victims were University of Maryland students, authorities said.
Prince George's County police have identified the suspect in Tuesday's murder-suicide in College Park as Dayvon Maurice Green, 23, of the 8700 block of 36th Ave. in College Park. Green was an engineering graduate student who suffered from a mental illness, according to police. The victim who died was identified as Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring. Rane was an undergraduate at UMD. A second victim, also a 22-year-old undergraduate, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is reportedly undergoing surgery this afternoon. For more information, and to follow the latest updates in this story, visit here.
'Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this time of grief.'
The University of Maryland Student Government Association issued the following statement in response to Tuesday morning's murder-suicide in College Park: Today, we are shocked and saddened by this morning’s horrific news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this time of grief. We encourage the Terp family to come together at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel for a Community Memorial Gathering so we can begin the healing process. The Student Government Association hopes that all community members will seek the help he or she needs to cope with this tragedy. Our peaceful community is shaken when such a violent act is committed so close to home. A list of mental health resources can be found here. Specifically…
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh offered his sympathies and prayers to the victimes and their families in a statement.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh issued the following statement in response to Tuesday Morning's murder-suicide in College Park: