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January 27, 2014
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SC cops fight crime with tweets

When Barry Norman was shot and killed in Fountain Inn last year, police used his social media account to help identify suspects

By Anna Lee
The Greenville News

GREENVILLE, S.C. — When Barry Norman was shot and killed in Fountain Inn last year, police used his social media account to help identify suspects.

Messages sent back and forth told investigators that Barry Norman had been feuding with two men the night he was killed. And postings on his personal page gave them plenty of potential witnesses, said Fountain Inn Police Chief Keith Morton.

“We kept identifying new names and kept interviewing people until we were able to put it together,” Morton said.

Full StorySocial media a strong weapon in crime-fighting arsenal






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