A man was shot and killed in Wingate, NC on Monday – and it was caught on Facebook Live, officials confirmed to the Observer.
The man was identified as Prentis Robinson by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting sent Wingate University into a lockdown, though the shooting was off campus on Jerome Street.
Late Monday, police identified the suspect as Douglas Colson and said they were still looking for him. Neighbors told Charlotte TV station WCNC that Robinson often used social media to publicize neighborhood disputes. Some worried that’s what got him killed. Never miss a local story.
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Colson was questioned Monday, however he was not under arrest at the time. Officials say they later discovered more information that led to the warrant for first-degree murder.Officials confirmed that Robinson was on Facebook Live when he was shot. The video shows Robinson walking down the street talking to the camera, which appeared to be attached to a “selfie stick.”On Facebook Live, Robinson wore a hat and carried a selfie stick as he talked about his phone getting stolen.He stopped by the Wingate Police Department to […]