Gunshot victim dies in first homicide of 2014

By Brie Handgraaf

Staff Writer

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A Rocky Mount man died Monday from gunshot wounds he suffered earlier this month and police have no description of the gunman.

Omar Shariff Foster, 35, was shot on Jan. 5 while near a house on the 300 block of North Howell Street. The victim was taken to Nash General Hospital and transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he died Monday. An autopsy will be performed.

According to police reports, the gunman fired multiple gunshots, wounding Foster and damaging several homes and a vehicle. No description of the shooter was released at the time of the shooting, but detectives continue to investigate the case.

“We just want to encourage the community to get involved,” Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said. “If there is information out there, we want people to come forward with it so we can bring this suspect to justice.”

The death is the first homicide in Rocky Mount of 2014.

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.

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Omar shariff foster death

Without questions! I know like everyone else knows that Dontail Brinkley shot and kill Omar Foster, (That's right, I went there)!, that criminal suspect has been doing a lot of shooting and beating up on people here in the city lately. He is a bad seed and always were, the chips does not fall from the tree at all! he comes out of a bad and no good family so how much good can he have in himself, but anyhow, I hope the system will teach his chocolate ass a good lesson, hope the system give him 99 years and a black Sunday and throw away the dam key that opens and closes his jail cell. Good bye and good riddens now he wont be around to hurt anyone else sucker!!! & one more thing before I go, the city of rmt need to go there on Howell St & Sunset Ave and get those tried up gang image sneakers that he threw up in the air wrapped around those those electrical wires., we don't want no reminder of him at all.

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