Riley Howell, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte student who died while trying to stop an on-campus shooter, will be buried with military honors Sunday, Wells Funeral Home confirmed to CBS News.
Howell, 21, was an ROTC participant and has been hailed a hero for trying to stop the gunman.
More than 30,000 people signed a petition to properly honor him.
According to the funeral home, the ROTC made the decision to bury Howell with military honors.
Howell "took the fight to the assailant" and "took the assailant off his feet," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chief of Police Kerr Putney said.
"Unfortunately he gave his life in the process, but his sacrifice saved lives," Putney said.
Drew Pescaro, 19; Sean Dehart, 20; Emily Houpt, 23; and Rami Alramadhan, 20; were injured in the attack. »