Emmanuel 'Man' Robert Gent

Emmanuel 'Man' Robert Gent

Family plans memorial service for shooting victim

From Staff Reports

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The family of a man killed two years ago is inviting the community to a memorial service in his honor on the anniversary of his death.

Norma Jean Jordan said friends and loved ones of her son, Emmanuel “Man” Robert Gent, will gather around 2 p.m. at Marigold Park at 900 Redgate Avenue. They’ll cook and pray and remember the 26-year-old who was shot and killed on May 21, 2012, while standing in front of a home on the 1400 block of Branch Street. No arrests have been made in the case.

“He was taken away from our homes, but not our hearts,” Jordan said.

The family is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case in hopes of gaining closure with his sudden death. 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.