Though much remained unknown about the suspect in the shootings near the
Dayvon M. Green, 23, a graduate engineering student, had studied industrial and systems engineering at
The year before, he was a research intern at the
"He was what students aspired to be," Jamol West, a fraternity brother, said of Green, who allegedly killed one of his roommates and wounded another before killing himself. "Very focused on academics, focused on community service. Very well-rounded."
A Morgan spokesman, Clint Coleman, described Green, who was from the Baltimore area, as a "very, very good student." According to the Phi Beta Sigma's Gamma fraternity's website, his GPA was above a 3.5.
In 2010, Green won a $3,000 scholarship through the National Space Grant Foundation and was working on building a central database for NASA.
West, a former
"He was a behind-the-scenes person," West said. "That's how he and I bonded."
West said Green was primarily focused on his schoolwork and technology, but also enjoyed football, including the Baltimore Ravens.
Green did not have so much as a traffic ticket until he was cited for drinking in public in November by
Xavier Henry, a University of Maryland Eastern Shore doctoral student who oversaw Green's research during the internship, called him smart, funny and sociable.
"Hearing what happened and some of the details, it just sounds so out of character," Henry said. "We hung out; I took him and some of the other guys fishing sometimes. ... He was a cool guy."
Madhumi Mitra, an associate professor at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, added, "I have never seen any streaks of unusual behavior from him. He worked with a team and everyone was happy with his work."
Capital News Service contributed to this article.