Orangeburg man murdered Saturday night

An shooting took place Saturday night in Orangeburg County leaving one dead and another in custody. Authorities have arrested Thomas Lott, 29, of Orangeburg for the murder of 23-year-old Joshua Randolph at Roosevelt Garden Apartments on Presidential Road. Sheriff Larry Williams says that a motive is unclear.
“We don’t have any ballistics at this time nor do we have any evidence from the crime scene that has been processed and prepared,” said Williams. “We are still canvasing for witnesses as well as obtaining information as to why and what happened.”
The victim was dead before paramedics arrived.
Williams says police responded to a call around 10:00 p.m. Saturday night. According to Williams, “Upon their arrival, they found an individual that appeared to have been shot.
“They began to secure the crime scene as well as secure any evidence and trying to obtain any possible witnesses that was there.”
He says that the homicide was not gang-related.

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