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Orangeburg man charged in South Carolina State University shooting
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Orangeburg man charged in South Carolina State University shooting

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South Carolina State University police have charged a 22-year-old Orangeburg man in a shooting incident that left two women injured.

Joshuaa Brionn Jarrett Collier, of Bill Salley Road, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a firearm.

Collier is currently being held at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

S.C. State campus police continue to lead the ongoing investigation and say they’re following leads and interviewing victims to try to identify a possible second suspect to be charged in the shooting.

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is assisting with the investigation.

Then shooting incident occurred around 1:47 a.m. Friday near Building K of the Hugine Suites Housing Complex, a co-ed dormitory for upperclassman.

S.C. State University President Dr. James Clark has said the shooting was a result of an off-campus altercation between multiple individuals.

Two women are recovering from gunshot wounds to their legs. One of the women is a student at S.C. State.

If Collier is convicted, he could face up to 40 years in prison.

In 2018, Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officers charged Collier with possession of a stolen pistol, unlawful carrying of a pistol and first-offense possession of a controlled substance.

Online court records show that he didn’t appear for scheduled hearings related to those charges.

In May 2018, Collier pleaded guilty to first-offense third-degree burglary.

A judge sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years.

S.C. State police are asking anyone with information on Friday’s shooting to call 803-536-7188.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD.

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