NEWBERRY, S.C. (CBS/WLTX/AP) The South Carolina shooting death of an African American man whose body was then dragged behind a pickup truck for miles is being investigated as a possible hate crime, after a white man was arrested.
Newberry County deputies have arrested and charged 19-year-old Gregory Collins with the murder of Anthony Hill of Winnsboro, S.C., about 30 miles north of Columbia.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff Lee Foster and State Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd identified the victim as 30-year-old Hill and announced that they would be working in conjunction with the FBI who has jurisdiction over hates crimes, reports CBS affiliate WLTX.
“We don’t yet have a definitive motive,” Lloyd told WLTX. “But out of precaution, given the circumstances, we are investigating the racial angle.”