One man wounded during exchange of gunfire


From Staff Reports

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Rocky Mount police are investigating two aggravated assaults on Tuesday night stemming from a car shooting that resulted in a man being shot and a residence being damaged by gunfire.

Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department said about 10:23 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of North Fairview Road, suspects in a four-door sedan shot at a couple of people in a  2010 Mazada 6.  Summerlin said a bullet fired from the sedan struck 21-year-old Montrell Veneshay Whitaker, who was a passenger in the Mazada 6. 

Summerlin said Whitaker returned fire from the Mazada 6, and it was unknown if the suspect’s vehicle was hit. However, Summerlin said the bullet did strike a residence in the 1300 block of Tarboro Street that resulted in $100 damage sustained to a bedroom wall. The homeowner was at home but wasn’t injured during the incident.

The report said police located a firearm and ammunition in the Mazada 6, and the vehicle was seized by authorities. Summerlin said Whitaker was transported to Nash UNC Health Care with non-life threatening injuries. Summerlin said no arrests have been made in the incident.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime in the area is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 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:


31-year-old male on the 200 block of Foxhall Drive.

20-year-old female on the 1800 block of Lenoir Drive.

23-year-old female on the 100 block of Parrish Court.


800 block of Kinchen Drive; stolen, two rifles.

700 block of Sunset Avenue; stolen, license plate.

1100 block of N. Fairview Road; stolen, telephone equipment.

400 block of Kingston Avenue; stolen, firearm, cash, personal documents, phone case, wallet, alcoholic beverages and purse.


400 block of Cascade Avenue; stolen, television.

1300 block of Leggett Road; stolen, television, microwave.

300 block of Myrtle Avenue; stolen, television, damaged, window.

900 block of Hill Street; stolen, credit card, cash.


3300 block of Sunset Avenue; damaged, window.


3000 block of Lewy Lane; damaged, vehicle.

800 block of Noell Lane; damaged, chainlink fence.

14400 block of U.S. 64 Alt West; damaged, televisions, dresser, laptop and back door.

100 block of Focus Court; damaged, vehicle.

1800 block of Sunset Avenue; damaged, vehicle.