Student Fatally Shot at S. Carolina State; 1 Arrested

Motive remains unclear in death of Brandon Robinson

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 24, 2014 4:00 PM CST | Updated Jan 25, 2014 5:41 AM CST

(Newser) – A student was shot and killed yesterday outside an on-campus dorm at South Carolina State University, and police say they've caught the suspected gunman off campus, reports AP. Brandon Robinson, 20, was shot outside a dorm about 1:30pm, reports the State, which lists him as a junior on the school football team. "He was a good student," says the school president.

Police, originally seeking four suspects who fled the scene, haven't speculated about a motive. They arrested 19-year-old Justin Singleton early this morning in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Orangeburg. It's not clear whether he was a fellow student. The incident comes days after a fatal shooting of a teacher assistant at Purdue and a non-fatal shooting of a student at Widener University in Pennsylvania.

This image provided by the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center shows Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston.
This image provided by the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center shows Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston.   (AP Photo/Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center)
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