Police probe shootings that damaged vehicles


From Staff Reports

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rocky Mount police are looking for clues in a pair of shootings that happened only minutes apart from each other Tuesday night.

Police responded to a report of shots fired at 9:12 p.m. at the intersection of the 1200 block of Western Avenue and North Lee Street. They said the victim told them he heard shots fired and when he went to investigate, found a vehicle parked at the intersection had been damaged by gunfire. According to the incident report on the shooting, which police classified as an aggravated assault with property damage, the vehicle, a 2003 Cadillac, sustained damage estimated to have been $1,000.

Police responded to another report of shots fired at 9:14 p.m. at a house on the 400 block of Myrtle Avene. They said the victim reported hearing gunshots, adding the victim found two vehicles — a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban and 1983 Chevrolet C10 — were damaged by the gunfire. 

According to the report on this shooting, which police also filed as property damage, the vehicles’ total damage was estimated to have been $300. No suspects were identified in either shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.

Text a tip to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.

Rocky Mount police also investigated the following incidents this week:


43-year-old man on the 1200 block of Tarboro Street 

24-year-old woman on the 600 block of Beal Street

47-year-old woman on the 900 block of New Street

31-year-old woman on the 1300 block of West Thomas Street

24-year-old woman on the 3200 block of Amherst Road


27-year-old woman robbed on the 100 block of Jeffries Cove; stolen $400 cash, cell phones, tablet

29-year-old man robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of the 700 block of Midway Street and Hargrove Street; stolen, $20 cash

Clerk robbed at gunpoint at L&L Food Store on the 5100 block of Hathaway Street, Battleboro; stolen, cash


400 block of Rocky Street; stolen, electronics, jewelry

1300 block of Huffines Avenue; stolen, $400 cash

900 block of Pender Street; double cabinet; damaged, door and frame

1000 block of Hazelwood Drive; stolen, video game system, games, controllers

1300 block of Echo Lake Lane; stolen, $400 cash, television, alarm clock

1400 block of River Drive; stolen, video game system, video game

1000 block of Winston Walk; stolen, electronics, $50 cash

100 block of Nandina Court; stolen, firearms, cell phone, wrist watch

800 block of Long Avenue; stolen, television; damaged, door

1300 block of Edwards Street; damaged, door, televisions, mirror, oil diffuser, decor


100 block of Wye Street; stolen, Xbox, cell phone, video game, video game controllers; all items recovered 


2010 Kia Optima on the 1500 block of Sunset Avenue 

2001 GMC Savana on the 300 block of St. Paul Street


2010 Mercury Grand Marquis on the 500 block of East Grand Avenue

Utility pole on the 500 block of East Grand Avenue

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee on the 100 block of North Church Street


1989 Chevrolet Lumnia on the 1200 block of Turnstone Drive

2011 Honda Accord on the  1200 block of Turnstone Drive