Warrant issued for wanted suspect accused of fatally shooting man on Facebook Live

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UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -The wanted suspect who is accused of shooting and killing a man while on Facebook Live near Wingate University’s campus Monday morning, prompting a lockdown for a time, has been identified. 

Police say Douglas Cleveland Colson reportedly fatally shot Prentis Robinson on Jerome Street in Wingate, which is located near Wingate University. Police and deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Office were on scene for some time following the shooting. 

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.”

Robinson appears to notice another person – the shooter – on the side of the road and exchanges a few words with him, including telling him he’s “on live.” Within seconds about four shots can be heard and the camera drops to the ground.

Officers say Colson was questioned Monday, however, he was not arrested at the time. A short time later, more information was discovered that led to officials issuing a warrant for first-degree murder against Colson, officials say. 

The alleged gunman can then be seen quickly walking over the camera as he runs from the scene.

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