Facebook Live Stream Captures Fatal Shooting Of A Man Who Was Known For Filming And Reporting Criminal Behavior In His Neighborhood

Facebook Live Stream Captures Fatal Shooting Of A Man Who Was Known For Filming And Reporting Criminal Behavior In His Neighborhood

Prentis Robinson's suspected killer turned himself into the police on charges of first-degree murder.

Published February 27th

After a North Carolina man was shot and killed while streaming on Facebook Live on Monday, many wonder if his vigilante efforts of recording alleged criminals in his neighborhood may have led to his unfortunate death. 

Prentis Robinson was known for pointing camera at people in his community in order to “out” local drug dealers, WJZY reports.

Monday was no different for Robinson, who said "You're on live” to the man who pulled out a gun and shot him in Charlotte.

Police later put out murder warrants for Douglas Colson, who turned himself in on charges of first-degree murder, according to Fox 46.

Robinson's cousin Walter Rorie told the New York Daily News he had just celebrated his 55th birthday and they "don't understand why somebody would want to do this.”

In a video shared just two days before the shooting, Robinson spoke to the town's police chief about his stolen phone.

Police have not announced any relationship between Colson and Robinson.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Fox 46)

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