ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - Two men are charged with fatally shooting a South Carolina State University student a month ago near campus, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.
SLED spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said Ray Anthony Alston, Jr., 22, of North Charleston, and a 16-year-old male from Holly Hill are charged with murder for the April 15 death of 22-year-old Jonathan Bailey of Holly Hill. Timmons said the juvenile is also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
According to SLED arrest warrants, Alston and the teen are accused of meeting Bailey at the university's Queen Village student housing complex around 11:00pm for a pre-arranged drug transaction. After a brief discussion, Timmons said Bailey tried to escape from Alston and the teen, and was shot in the chest while sitting in his car.LINK