Search continues for suspect in killing at NC college

Authorities say employee was shot, killed at NC college
The number “88” can be seen on the Kenneth Stancil’s cheek which is associated with white supremacy. (Source: Goldboro, NC Police Department)
The number “88” can be seen on the Kenneth Stancil’s cheek which is associated with white supremacy. (Source: Goldboro, NC Police Department)
(Source: waynecc.edu)
(Source: waynecc.edu)
Students leave a building on the campus of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC, following a fatal shooting. (Source: WRAL/CNN)
Students leave a building on the campus of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC, following a fatal shooting. (Source: WRAL/CNN)

GOLDSBORO, NC (RNN) - Police secured an arrest warrant on Kenneth Stancil, the man they believe is responsible for the shooting death of a Wayne Community College employee Monday.

Goldsboro Police Chief Jeff Stewart said they had not discovered a motive for the killing of Ron Lane. Stancil, 20, was a former student at the college and used to work with the victim, according to police.

The number "88" can be seen on the Stancil's cheek - which is known as a white supremacist code for "Heil Hitler."

A rifle was used in the killing. Authorities are searching for the suspect, who is believed to still be in the state.

Maj. Tom Effler of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said at an earlier news conference that they were looking for Stancil for his possible connection to the killing. The victim was shot inside a building on campus around 8:10 a.m. ET.

"This was not a random situation," Effler said. "It was an isolated situation."

He said Stancil had been identified by staffers at the school.

Stancil was described as a 5'11" white male with a bald head and a tattoo above his left eye. He wore a blue jacket and blue jeans at the time of the shooting.

The school was placed on lockdown, and many students had hidden when the alert went out. College President Kay Albertson commended the students and staff for their actions.

"It's indeed a sad day for Wayne Community College," she said.

Tara Humphries, the school's public information officer, said students have been allowed to leave campus.

Wayne Community College was founded in 1957 and offers more than 100 degree programs, diploma, certificate and continuing educations programs.

The college said the entire third floor of the building where the shooting happened would be closed Tuesday. Counseling services are being made available for students and employees.

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