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Hate Crime? White MSU Student shot dead – suspects Black

Posted in Hate Crimes, Racism with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2012 by saynsumthn

An arrest has been made in connection with Saturday’s killing of a Mississippi State University student, but university officials are remaining mum about it.

Mason Perry Jones, a “person of interest” in the fatal shooting of John Sanderson, was arrested Sunday night in Memphis, Tenn., authorities said. Jones had been one of three suspects sought.

Sanderson, 21, of Madison, had transferred from Holmes Community College. He was shot multiple times “right outside” a dorm room on the first floor of Evans Hall, said Bill Kibler, vice president of student affairs at the university in Starkville.

Sanderson was pronounced dead at Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center at 11:03 p.m. Saturday, more than 40 minutes after his arrival at the hospital.

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According to the MSU website, the suspects are three black males who fled Evans Hall in a blue Crown Victoria.
“The perpetrators fled our campus, but we’re still attempting to identify who those perpetrators are and so we’re following every lead in order to do that,” said Dr. Bill Kibler, vice president of student affairs at MSU.

As of Today, Investigators say they don’t have a motive for the shooting.