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 …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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 …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Five-year-old Nathan Norman, who is fighting terminal cancer, is asking for cards from emergency responders.
Update, Dec. 11, 2:40 p.m.: Five-year-old Nathan Norman is battling terminal cancer. While he's fighting the fight, he asked for Christmas cards from police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel. Prince George's County responders got together to send him their greetings. Fire and rescue and emergency personnel have been sending Nathan cards and gifts from all across the country, the Nathan Charles Norman blog reports. See the blog for updated information on his health and the response he is receiving for his request for cards. Editor's Note: An early report had incorrect information about Nathan Norman's age. We regret this error.