Thursday, February 14, 2013
UMD police also found that Green had worked as a student aide for the department, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Stephen Rane, the 22-year-old University of Maryland student who was killed Tuesday when roommate Dayvon Maurice Green reportedly opened fire on his roommates, had previously expressed concerns about Green having a gun, The Baltimore Sun reports. The Sun quotes Drew Needham, a senior and former roommate of Rane, as saying that Rane felt "uncomfortable in the house" given Green's mental illness and ownership of a firearm. But Rane had not anticipated any violent behavior, Needham told the paper. The Sun also notes a surprising discovery by University of Maryland police: that Green had worked as a student aide for the department for a brief period last year. The role requires a background check but does not include access to weapons or …
Rane died suddenly in College Park on Feb. 12, 2013.
Thursday, February 14
Stephen Alex Rane, 22, died suddenly on February 12, 2013, in College Park, Maryland. Born June 18, 1990, in Lafayette, Indiana, he attended West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School and was a 2009 graduate of Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland. Stephen was a senior at the University of Maryland, majoring in English and Linguistics, at the time of his death. He is survived by his mother Karen Rane and stepfather Gerald Brust of Silver Spring, MD, his father Stanley Rane and stepmother Teresa Pena of Glen Mills, PA, sister Alison Rane and her husband Maxime Paquin of Chicago, and sister Noelia Rane of Glen Mills, PA. He is also survived by his grandmothers, Helen Klein of Frederick, MD, and Genevieve Rane of Philadelphia, and …
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 …
'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 …