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Fatal stabbing ruled self-defense

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From Staff Reports

Saturday, March 2, 2019

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Police Department on Friday announced it would not file charges in a Jan. 19 stabbing death that occurred during a gathering on Chestnut Street.

The death of Lamont Junior Parker, 37, of Rocky Mount was the result of self-defense, the department reported in a news release issued Friday afternoon.

Parker was stabbed shortly before 6 p.m. at 1105-A Chestnut St. in Greenville, the department reported at the time.

Responding officers found Parker suffering from wounds when they arrived. Parker was transported to Vidant Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

The release said it appears Parker was attending the gathering when a dispute erupted. The dispute turned into a physical altercation during which Parker was stabbed, the release said.

Friday’s release said members of the Criminal Investigations Bureau met with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office after a thorough investigation to discuss the facts of the case.

After the meeting, it was determined that there would not be any charges filed, the release said. The investigation revealed the death was the result of self-defense.

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