ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — Robeson County deputies are investigating after they say a person was killed early Thursday morning.

Around 2:40 a.m., deputies were sent to the area of 885 North Alford Road in St. Pauls for calls of person being shot, according to authorities.

Before deputies arrived, Marquiese Coleman, 19, was transported to the hospital by private vehicle, according to deputies. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the medical center.

Deputies say they are actively interviewing people who may have information on the homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 671-3170 or (910) 671-3100.

The Public Schools of Robeson County shared a post on Facebook Thursday morning expressing their condolences, saying “Marquiese was a standout student-athlete at St. Pauls High School that graduated in 2020.”

Coleman was also an athlete at Fayetteville State University.

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