Terrell was a student at UNCC
Officials told WSOC-TV that Terrell was a student at UNCC. His grandfather, Paul Rold of Arlington, Texas, also confirmed to The Associated Press that Terrell was a UNCC student.
Terrell studied history at UNCC, Greenville News reported, citing the university's advising system.
Authorities said he withdrew from classes this semester.
Terrell was not known to police
Baker told reporters Terrell was “not somebody on our radar” before Tuesday’s shooting.
Terrell moved to Charlotte about two years ago
Rold told the AP that Terrell moved to Charlotte with his father about two years ago. They had moved from the Dallas area after the death of Terrell's mother, Rold said.
Family members said Terrell showed no interest in weapons
Rold told the AP he was stunned to hear his grandson, who never showed interest in guns or other weapons, might have been involved in Tuesday's shooting.
"You're describing something foreign to me," he told an AP reporter in a telephone interview Tuesday. "This is not in his DNA."
Terrell expected in court Thursday
Terrell is scheduled to make his first appearance in court Thursday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.