The Latest on Latest on a fatal shooting at a North Carolina university (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

A police escort is helping take home the body of North Carolina college student hailed as a hero for stopping a gunman in his classroom.

David Belnap, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, displays a t-shirt in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in support of Riley Howell, a classmate who was killed while confronting a gunman inside a classroom on Tuesday. Howell was one of two people killed in the shooting. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
David Belnap, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, displays a t-shirt in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in support of Riley Howell, a classmate who was killed while confronting a gunman inside a classroom on Tuesday. Howell was one of two people killed in the shooting. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

An SUV left Charlotte on Thursday morning with 21-year-old Riley Howell, flanked by motorcycles and several other police vehicles with their blue lights flashing.

Officials say they’ll drive about 150 miles (240 kilometers) to Howell’s hometown of Waynesville in the North Carolina mountains.

Authorities say Riley tackled the gunman in his University of North Carolina-Charlotte classroom Tuesday evening. He died, along with another student, 19-year-old Ellis Parlier. Four other students were hurt.

A student holds a candle during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A student holds a candle during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Ker Putney called Howell a hero and said he saved many lives.

Twenty-two-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell is charged in the killings and has a court hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell’s actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)

1:05 a.m.

A North Carolina college student who police say died attacking a gunman in his classroom is being remembered by friends and family as a hero.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said 21-year-old Riley Howell’s sacrifice Tuesday saved lives at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte because the gunman had plenty of ammunition.

Students pray together during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Students pray together during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Howell and another student died in the shooting in an anthropology class. Four other students were hurt.

Police arrested 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell in the classroom. He is charged with two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

David Belnap was Howell’s friend. He came to a campus vigil Wednesday night vigil with “Riley Howell is a hero” handwritten on the back of his T-shirt.

Students stand in Halton Arena during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Students stand in Halton Arena during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Belnap says he wants Howell’s decision to die protecting others to never be forgotten.

A student carries a sign as she leaves a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A student carries a sign as she leaves a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A student wipes her face during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A student wipes her face during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois pauses as he speaks to students during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois pauses as he speaks to students during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Students hug as musicians play before a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Students hug as musicians play before a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A student wipes her face as she holds her phone flashlight during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A student wipes her face as she holds her phone flashlight during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Campus police talk to a student, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, outside the building where two people were killed the day before at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. A student with a pistol and no apparent motive killed two people and wounded four others Tuesday evening before campus police disarmed and arrested him. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Campus police talk to a student, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, outside the building where two people were killed the day before at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. A student with a pistol and no apparent motive killed two people and wounded four others Tuesday evening before campus police disarmed and arrested him. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
This Tuesday, April 30, 2019, booking photo provided by Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office shows Trystan Andrew Terrell. Police arrested Terrell Tuesday on charges of murder and attempted murder after he opened fire on students at a North Carolina university. (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This Tuesday, April 30, 2019, booking photo provided by Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office shows Trystan Andrew Terrell. Police arrested Terrell Tuesday on charges of murder and attempted murder after he opened fire on students at a North Carolina university. (Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip DuBois receives a hug after a news conference regarding a deadly shooting on the campus earlier in the day, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip DuBois receives a hug after a news conference regarding a deadly shooting on the campus earlier in the day, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
Students observer a moment of silence during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Students observer a moment of silence during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Two students hug during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Two students hug during a vigil at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after a student with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Authorities say the gunman who killed two students in a North Carolina college classroom didn't appear to target any particular person but did deliberately pick the building where it happened. (May 1)
Authorities say the gunman who killed two students in a North Carolina college classroom didn’t appear to target any particular person but did deliberately pick the building where it happened. (May 1)
A shooting killed two people and wounded four at the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus on Tuesday. A suspect identified as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell is in custody. (May 1)
A shooting killed two people and wounded four at the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus on Tuesday. A suspect identified as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell is in custody. (May 1)
A shooting on a Charlotte, North Carolina university campus left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in the state's largest city. Police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell. (May 1)
A shooting on a Charlotte, North Carolina university campus left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in the state’s largest city. Police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell. (May 1)