Police probe recent shootings


From Staff Reports

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Rocky Mount police are asking for the public’s help finding out who has been shooting at occupied houses this month.

One shooting happened in the early morning hours on Tuesday in the Kings Way mobile home park in the West Mount area of the city.

Police Sgt. Brad Summerlin said someone fired bullets at a trailer house in the 100 block of King Charles Court while a man was in a bedroom asleep.

Summerlin said among other instances of gunfire, one happened in the early morning hours of July 16 as a woman was in the back of her residence in the 200 block of Smith Street in South Rocky Mount. Summerlin said bullets entered beside the front door.

Summerlin said on the evening of July 12, two women were sitting in a bedroom in the 200 block of Hendricks Street just south of downtown when bullets entered that same room.

Residences are hardly the only places where shots have been reported fired.

Summerlin said in the early morning hours of July 8, a man was driving a car in the Cokey area and a driver of another car was following when the driver of the first car heard gunfire.

Summerlin said the windshield of the first car was struck, but the only other information available was the second car was dark in color and mid size. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of Proctor Street.

Anyone with additional information about these cases or any crimes in the area is asked to contact police at 252-972-1411, Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov

Tips also can be texted to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and by typing up to 155 characters about the information.

Police investigated the following incidents this week:


■ 3000 block of North Church Street.

■ 300 block of Brentwood Drive.

■ 700 block of East Grand Avenue.

■ 800 block of Paul Street.

■ 1900 block of Stone Rose Drive.

■ 1100 block of Westwood Drive.


■ 1600 block of Hammond Street.


■ 2500 block of Sunset Avenue.

■ 1600 block of Shamrock Lane.


■ 1500 block of Blanton Street.

■ 1100 block of North Fairview Road.

■ 900 block of West Raleigh Boulevard.

■ 1000 block of Noell Lane.

■ 1600 block of Clark Street.

■ 300 block of Hammond Street.


■ 1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

■ 200 block of North Church Street.

■ 1200 block of Blue Rug Road.

■ 3200 block of Zebulon Road.

■ 100 block of Zebulon Court.

■ 1500 block of Benvenue Road.

■ 4100 block of Sunset Avenue.

■ 2900 block of Avalon Road.

■ 300 block of Eastern Avenue.

■ 700 block of Amos Street.

■ 2100 block of Edinborough Road.

■ 2400 block of Winstead Road.

■ 1700 block of Bridgewood Road.

■ 400 block of Peachtree Street.

■ 900 block of South Hornbeam Drive.

■ 1500 block of Benvenue Road.

■ 500 block of East Raleigh Boulevard.

■ 400 block of Forest Hill Avenue.

■ 1300 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

■ 4400 block of Rainbow Lane.

■ 1200 block of Benvenue Road.

■ 1200 block of Cobb Corners Drive.

■ 1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

■ 1200 block of Thorpe Road.

■ 400 block of Paul Street.

■ 300 block of Cokey Road.

■ 100 block of Braswell Woods Circle.


■ 100 block of Coastline Street.


■ 300 block of Arlington Street.

■ 400 block of Edgecombe Street.

■ 100 block of Aqua Court.

■ 700 block of Albemarle Avenue.


■ 1300 block of Hill Street.

■ 600 block of North Glendale Drive.


■ 100 block of Falcon Road.

■ 4300 block of Layola Avenue.

500 block of East Raleigh Boulevard.

100 block of Ligustrum Court.