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Prentis Robinson, Killed on Facebook Live, May Have Been Outing Drug Dealers

Prentis Robinson, Killed on Facebook Live, May Have Been Outing Drug Dealers

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By    |   Tuesday, 27 February 2018 12:25 PM

Prentis Robinson of North Carolina was reportedly outing suspected drug dealers on Facebook Live when he was murdered Monday in a shooting captured on the social media site.

The 55-year-old was gunned down in his Wingate neighborhood on Monday morning, minutes after he had reported a stolen cell phone at the police station, Fox46 reported.

Wingate police Chief Donnie Gay was shocked.

“I'd just spoke to him, it was, I just . . . it's hard to say anything about that. I just got through talking to him,” he said, according to CNN.

The entire incident was streamed on Facebook Live and, while the recording has since been removed, NBC News was able to view the footage.

Robinson filmed himself walking down a street with his cell phone attached to a selfie stick.

At one point he addressed a person not visible in the footage, saying “you on live” repeatedly before four gunshots were fired at him.

The incident occurred near the Wingate University, which was placed on lockdown while police searched the campus for the shooter, the Daily Mail reported.

NBC reported that the suspect, 65-year-old Douglas Cleveland Colson, surrendered on Tuesday to the Union County Sheriff's Office.

Meanwhile, sources revealed how Robinson would assist police in finding drug dealers in and around the neighborhood and would out them on Facebook.

“Just walking and talking,” one family member told Fox of Robinson’s antics. “If somebody messed with him he’d definitely go on Live.”

Chester Sanders, a friend of Robinson's, said that the videos would upset people.

“If people don't like it and they get angry, at some point in time it will start and something will happen,” he said, according to NBC News. “I don't know if this was the reason for . . . this tragedy to happen but it happened.”

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