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Suspect arrested, charged with murder in shooting death of student outside SC State dormitory

  • South Carolina State board Chairman William Small, President Thomas Elzey, police chief Mernard Clarkson, Orangeburg city council woman Liz Zimmerman-Keitt, and Orangeburg Mayor Michael Bulter at a press conference Friday Jan. 24, 2014. A student was shot and killed Friday outside an on-campus dormitory at South Carolina State University, and police were looking for four men who left campus. Brandon Robinson, 20, died not long after he was shot outside of the Hugine Suites around 1:30 p.m., authorities said. The gunmen left campus before police could catch them, but authorities decided to lock down the campus so they could not return, said University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson. (AP Photo/Times & Democrat, Larry Hardy)The Associated Press

  • Orangeburg Department of Public Safety use tracking dogs on College Street where witnesses say several wanted individuals seen fleeing the area. A student was shot and killed Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, outside an on-campus dormitory at South Carolina State University, and police were looking for four men who left campus. Brandon Robinson, 20, died not long after he was shot outside of the Hugine Suites around 1:30 p.m., authorities said. The gunmen left campus before police could catch them, but authorities decided to lock down the campus so they could not return, said University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson. (AP Photo/Times & Democrat, Larry Hardy)The Associated Press

  • S.C. State's Hugine Suites was the scene of a fatal shooting Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. A student was shot and killed Friday outside an on-campus dormitory at South Carolina State University, and police were looking for four men who left campus. Brandon Robinson, 20, died not long after he was shot outside of the Hugine Suites around 1:30 p.m., authorities said. The gunmen left campus before police could catch them, but authorities decided to lock down the campus so they could not return, said University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson. (AP Photo/Times & Democrat, Larry Hardy)The Associated Press

South Carolina State University says the engineering technology student shot to death on campus also played on the school's football team.

The university in Orangeburg said Saturday that 20-year-old Brandon Robinson was a defensive specialist who appeared in four games. He was shot to death Friday outside a student dormitory.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says Robinson was shot after arguing with 19-year-old Justin Bernard Singleton of Charleston. Singleton was charged with murder and arrested early Saturday at an Orangeburg apartment complex.

An arrest warrant filed by a SLED investigator says Robinson was killed after being shot in the neck.

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