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‘Standout student-athlete’ shot, killed in Robeson County, officials say

Public Schools of Robeson County said Marqueise Coleman was a standout student-athlete at St....
Public Schools of Robeson County said Marqueise Coleman was a standout student-athlete at St. Pauls High School and graduated in 2020.(Robesonian)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 8:00 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:41 AM EDT
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ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WMBF) – The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after a shooting victim showed up at the hospital early Thursday morning.

Deputies received a call around 2:40 a.m. about a person being shot in the 800 block of N. Alford Road in St. Pauls.

Before they arrived, someone drove the victim to UNC Southeastern Medical Center.

Authorities said 19-year-old Marquiese Coleman was pronounced dead as he arrived at the hospital.

The Public Schools of Robeson County posted about Coleman’s death, stating that they extend our deepest condolences to Coleman’s family and friends.

“Marqueise was a standout student-athlete at St. Pauls High School that graduated in 2020,” the school district wrote.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is interviewing people who may have information about the homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 910-671-3170.

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