- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Starkville Police have arrested a Columbus teenager for his alleged role in a weekend robbery and subsequent shooting that left a Mississippi State University student dead.

The Commercial Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2fCp7oK ) reports officers and the U.S. Marshal Task Force on Tuesday apprehended 18-year-old Syboris A. Pippins, of Columbus, on a robbery charge.

The robbery occurred Sunday before 21-year-old Joseph Tillman was killed.

Pippins is being held at the Oktibbeha County Jail. His initial court appearance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the alleged shooter, 20-year-old Jaylen Barker of Columbus, faces a new charge - one count of possession of a stolen firearm - in addition to first-degree murder. Three others, 22-year-old Jamario Pippins, 19-year-old Brandon Sherrod and a 16-year-old boy, were arrested on charges of accessory after the fact.


Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com

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