UPDATE: Suspect charged with murder in SC campus shooting

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Law enforcement officials say they've arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a student outside a dormitory at South Carolina State University.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says in a news release early Saturday that 19-year-old Justin Bernard Singleton of Charleston has been charged with murder in the death of 20-year-old Brandon Robinson. Singleton was taken into custody Saturday morning at an Orangeburg apartment complex.

Robinson died Friday afternoon after he was shot outside Hugine Suites. The university went on lockdown.

A law enforcement spokesman says Singleton is suspected of pulling the trigger. He declined to say if other suspects are still being sought.

South Carolina State University is a historically black university with about 3,200 students in Orangeburg, about 40 miles south of Columbia.


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Officials at South Carolina State University say a student who was shot outside an on-campus dormitory has died.

The university says the man was shot Friday afternoon at the Hugine Suites. The school says police are looking for four suspects who made it off campus.

University President Thomas Elzey choked back tears as he promised to keep his students safe. He said the student killed was a nice young man.

Orangeburg County coroner says the victim is 20-year-old Brandon Robinson.

Campus Police Chief Mernard Clarkson says police don't know what led to the shooting.

Clarkson says the campus is secure and students are safe.

South Carolina State is a historically black school with about 3,200 students in Orangeburg, about 40 miles south of Columbia.


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