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One man remains in custody after fatal shooting near CCU

Three men in custody after fatal shooting at The Cove

Three men are in custody after one male victim was killed during a shooting at The Cove apartment complex near Coastal Carolina University, said Lt. Selena Small with Conway police. Police are still investigating but said no one is in any danger.
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Three men are in custody after one male victim was killed during a shooting at The Cove apartment complex near Coastal Carolina University, said Lt. Selena Small with Conway police. Police are still investigating but said no one is in any danger.

One man remains in custody following a shooting Monday that took the life of a college student at an off-campus housing complex near Coastal Carolina University.

But police say the man being held has not been charged yet and two others picked up as “people of interest” have been released.

“This case is still under investigation and no formal charges have been served as of this morning,” Lt. Selena Small of the Conway Police Department said Tuesday evening. “Yesterday during the preliminary investigation three people of interest were located and interviewed along with several witnesses. After the preliminary interviews were completed two of the three subjects were released and have no charges at this time.”

No one is in any danger but police are still investigating, Small said. Police are not releasing the charges or the identity of suspects until warrants are served.

Cameron James Culp, 20, was killed Monday afternoon at The Cove apartment complex, home to a number of CCU students, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden. Culp was from Detroit, M.I. and died of injuries sustained in the shooting, she said.

A man is dead following a shooting at The Cove apartments near Coastal a Carolina University on Highway 544. Police have one male suspect in custody but may be searching for others. The victim was found dead outside, Small said.

Culp was a student at Horry Georgetown Technical College, according to Mary Eaddy, spokeswoman with the college. His major was undeclared, and he was enrolled in one class there, Eaddy said.

“Our prayers go out to his family and friends,” Eaddy said.

Police responded to the complex off S.C. 544 around 3:25 p.m. where officers located the victim, who was lying in a side parking lot. Three “people of interest” were identified in the investigation Monday, but none of the men were students at HGTC, according to Eaddy.

Stephanie Campbell, Culp’s mother, who lives in Texas, was grappling to find answers the day after her son was killed.

“He was a great person. He was a wonderful person. He was very hard working. … For him to be from Detroit, Michigan and be killed there [in Conway] is just disgusting,” Campbell said.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend

Emily Weaver: 843-444-1722, @TSNEmily

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