Orlando shooting victim was former resident of Scott County

Darryl “DJ” Roman Burt II
Darryl “DJ” Roman Burt II

One of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando once lived in Georgetown, several media outlets reported.

Darryl “DJ” Roman Burt II, 29, of Jacksonville, Fla., had just graduated from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management with a degree in human resources management before he was shot and killed at Pulse nightclub early Sunday, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Kathy Owens, Burt’s ninth-grade honors English teacher at Scott County Ninth Grade School, told the Georgetown News-Graphic that he was “kind-hearted” and was always smiling.

Burt’s family now lives in Avon, Ind.

Burt was working as a financial aid officer at Keiser University, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He was a member of the Jacksonville Jaycees, according to a page set up in Burt’s memory on

His LinkedIn page says Burt previously attended Claflin University from 2005 to 2007 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix in 2013.

He had worked as a manager at McDonald’s in Columbia, S.C., and as a manager at Forever 21 in Raleigh N.C.

Triangle Park in downtown Lexington was filled Sunday night with people honoring the victims of the shooting in a popular gay nightclub in Orlando that killed at least 50 and injured 53.

The fountain in Lexington's Triangle Park and the downtown Helix Garage were both lit up Monday night to honor the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse night club in Orlando.