Police: Suspect accused of fatally shooting man on Facebook Live turns himself in

Suspect accused of fatally shooting man on Facebook Live turns himself in
Posted at 4:11 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 16:11:00-05

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - The suspect who was wanted for reportedly shooting and killing a man while on Facebook Live near Wingate University's campus turned himself in Tuesday morning, police say. 

Police say Douglas Cleveland Colson reportedly fatally shot Prentis Robinson on Jerome Street in Wingate Monday morning. The shooting happened 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. 

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

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. 

On Tuesday, police said Colson was taken into custody after he turned himself in. 

**WARNING: The video below shows Prentis Robinson being shot on Facebook Live. Investigators say Robinson later died. The video contains graphic images and language, and may not be appropriate for all viewers.**