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2 Suspects Arrested in Killing of SC State Student
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - The State Law Enforcement Division has arrested two people in the killing of a South Carolina State University student.

Officers say 22-year-old Ray Alston Jr. has been taken into custody and charged with murder. A 16-year-old has also been charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commisson of violent crime. Previous Coverage: Friends React to SC State Student's Death

An arrest warrant states Alston and the teen met 22-year-old Jonathan Bailey for a pre-arranged drug deal. The group had a disagreement, and agents say Bailey tried to escape from Alston and the teen. Officers say the pair shot Bailey in the chest. He later died as a result of the shooting.

SLED agents say this is an ongoing investigation, and more arrests are expected.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/137018/2/2-Suspects-Arrested-in-Killing-of-SC-State-Student-

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