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Authorities search for fourth suspect in SC State student's murder

Maurice Shatodd Thompson Maurice Shatodd Thompson
Hillard D. Pinkney and Ray Anthony Alston, Jr. Hillard D. Pinkney and Ray Anthony Alston, Jr.
ORANGEBURG, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities have identified another person wanted in connection to the shooting death of a 22-year-old student.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is looking for 23-year-old Maurice Shatodd Thompson wanted for accessory after the fact in connection to the April 15 shooting death of Johnathan Bailey.

Investigators have already charged 22-year-old Ray Anthony Alston Jr. with murder, 22-year-old Hillard D. Pinkney with accessory after fact of murder and a 16-year-old juvenile with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

A SLED report states that the suspects are accused of meeting Bailey on campus for a pre-arranged drug deal. According to investigators, after a brief discussion, the victim tried to escape from the men and was shot in the chest.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Calls can remain anonymous and could result in a financial reward.


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