Suspect charged in US campus shooting

2014-01-25 14:07
Arrested. (AP)

Arrested. (AP)

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Orangeburg - A suspect was arrested early on Saturday and charged with murdering a student outside a dormitory at South Carolina State University, law enforcement officials said.

Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, was charged with murder in the death of 20-year-old Brandon Robinson, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said in a news release.

Singleton was taken into custody in Orangeburg, where the campus is located.

Robinson died on Friday afternoon after he was shot outside Hugine Suites.

Authorities initially said they were looking for four men who had left campus. Thom Berry, a public information officer for the law enforcement division, declined to say early on Saturday whether there was still an active manhunt.

The gunmen left campus before police could catch them, but authorities decided to lock down the campus so they could not return, University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson said. The lockdown was lifted on Friday evening.

Clarkson said police haven't figured out what led to the shooting.

Friday's fatal shooting happened three days after authorities said a Purdue University student shot and stabbed a fellow student to death in a classroom.

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