Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, was taken into custody for the Friday shooting death of 20-year-old Brandon Robinson, a member of the school’s football team, the State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement.
Police on Friday said they were searching for four suspects believed to be involved in the shooting, which occurred at about 1:30 p.m. EST (1830 GMT) on the campus of the college in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
On Saturday, police said Singleton had shot Robinson in the neck while the two were arguing outside a residence hall. Robinson later died at a nearby hospital.
It was not immediately clear whether police were still looking for other suspects.
Singleton is a sophomore at South Carolina State University, an official at the school said on Saturday.
Robinson, a junior majoring in industrial engineering technology, played outside linebacker and defensive end for the school’s football team, university officials said in a statement.
South Carolina State University has an enrollment of about 3,200 students. Orangeburg, a city of nearly 14,000 people, is located about 75 miles northwest of Charleston.
Deaths: 1, Injuries: 0