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Anthony Tyrone Macon Jr.

Teens charged in suspected gang shooting

By Brie Handgraaf

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Three Rocky Mount teenagers were arrested for their suspected roles in the Wednesday afternoon shooting of a man.

Anthony Tyrone Macon Jr. and Travis Jamar Pope were charged with two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill. Macon, 16, also was charged with discharging a firearm within an enclosure as part of a pattern of criminal street gang activity and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Macon was jailed in Nash County under a $150,500 secured bond.

Pope, 17, also was charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and deliver and possession of marijuana. Pope was jailed in Nash County under a $139,000 secured bond.

Diamonta Stephonzo Sumler, 17, was charged with felony accessory after the fact. Sumler was jailed in Nash County under a $35,000 secured bond.

According to police reports, two 21-year-old men were walking before 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Rolling Meadows Apartment Complex on the 1900 block of Boone Street when one of the men was wounded by a gunshot. The victim was treated and released from Nash General Hospital.

The victims reportedly told police the bullet was fired from a shooter in a white Lincoln Navigator, which was spotted and stopped several hours later by police. Police said the shooting is under investigation, including the motive for the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.