A Frostburg State University student was charged with killing a school basketball player and wounding another.
It stemmed from an argument after an off-campus party early Sunday morning, police said. According to court documents, Tyrone Hall, 21, of Glen Burnie, Md., said he shot the two men in self-defense. Brandon Carroll, 20, of Waldorf, Md. was killed and Ellis Hartridge, 21, of southeast D.C. was hurt.
Hall told police he was dancing with a girl at a party when his ex-girlfriend came up and pushed them. That sparked a dispute, but Hall wound up leaving and going back to his off-campus home. He told police he was followed by Carroll and Hartridge and shot them with his 12-gauge shotgun, after they lunged at him.
Hartridge was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Carroll died from his injuries. He was a standout basketball player at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf. As team captain he led the team to the state championship in 2008. Dale Lamberth, Thomas Stone's basketball coach, said the community is devastated.
"Brandon didn't have an evil bone in his body, and if you were mad at him, you couldn't stay mad at him for long," Lamberth said. "Brandon was a hardworking student, but on the basketball court he really excelled. He was a very popular guy her on campus, very well known, and very well liked."
Hall, meanwhile, is charged with first-degree murder and assault. He is currently being held without bond.