Justin Bernard Singleton was charged with murder in the shooting death of Brandon Robinson at South Carolina State University. Singleton was arrested early Saturday morning in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Orangeburg, SC.
Police were initially looking for four suspects in connection with murder of Brandon Robinson, who was a redshirt football player. It is not clear if police are still looking for three other suspects. Thom Berry, public information officer with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, said they believe “we have the individual who fired the shot.”
The Times and Democrat reports police said they haven’t found a motive for Brandon Robinson’s murder:
“South Carolina State also was the site of a fatal shooting in 2011, when police said three men met on campus for a drug deal. A student, 22-year-old Jonathan Bailey, was killed.”
“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.”
“South Carolina State University is a historically black university with about 3,200 students in Orangeburg, about 40 miles south of Columbia.”