Brandon Carroll, 20, who was shot in a confrontation at an off campus party last week, was remembered as the kind of guy who would step up to protect a friend.
Carroll's death was the result of a confrontation. Tyrone Hall, 21, who is also a student at Frostburg, is being held on charges of first-degree murder and assault for shooting Carroll with a 12-gauge shotgun and wounding Carroll's friend and teammate Ellis Hartridge, who is making a speedy recovery.
Carroll and Hartridge played together on the Frostburg Sate University basketball team.
Slain Frostburg Student Remembered
"All of our team is here," said their coach, Webb Hatch. "We certainly wanted to be here today to be with him and his family. You know we had a memorial service last Tuesday at the university. Close to 2,000 people were in attendance. It's a terrible tragedy, but we all have to do the best we can do and move on now."
Monday was a celebration of Carroll's life. His casket was carried from the funeral service in Brandywine to the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Suitland.
Among the flowers and the remembrances was the Thomas Stone High School Jersey Brandon Carroll wore as Captain of the basketball team.
"We just have to remember a great young man," said Carroll's former coach Dale Lamberth. "He'll be sorely missed. We'll try to keep his legacy living on."
It was a huge turnout, an emotional service and a sad goodbye for family and friends.
"Every time I look at him I just look at how sweet he was and how nice and kind he was, willing to help anybody and everybody that came across his path," said Carroll's cousin Paulette Powell. "He will be missed, and I know he was loved by everybody."