Two bodies were discovered in this house in the 4000 block of Lessie Trail in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide at the residence.
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Two bodies were discovered in this house in the 4000 block of Lessie Trail in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide at the residence.

Police probe shooting as murder-suicide

By Brie Handgraaf

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Neighbors said they didn’t know much about the Rocky Mount man suspected of shooting Terri Lynn Clark, 41, before allegedly turning the gun on himself Friday.

Timothy Joreski, 59, lived at a house on the 4300 block of Lessie Trail, but Clark was from Norfolk, Va., and authorities are unsure what led to the shooting, only stating the two were acquaintances.

“At this point in the investigation, we believe the male suspect did in fact kill the female subject during a dispute before turning the gun on himself,” Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said.

Neighbors who did not give their names said they were stunned to look out their windows near midnight Friday and see the blue glow from police lights.

Lewis said officers responded around 11:40 p.m. to a shooting at the house. Joreski and Clark were dead inside the home when officials arrived. Both bodies were taken to Greenville for autopsies.

“This is going to be ruled a homicide and suicide investigation,” Lewis said

One neighbor said she was watching television when the shooting occurred and didn’t hear anything suspicious while a nearby man only knew the suspect’s first name. The woman said Joreski mostly kept to himself.

Clark’s death marks Rocky Mount’s first homicide of the year.

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Tim J. & Terri C.

Deeply sadden to hear this news, both were very good people gone wrong.

Tim J. & Terri C.

Deeply sadden to hear this news, both were very good people gone wrong.

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