Police arrest suspect in basketball court shooting

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Rocky Mount police arrested a teenager Thursday who has been charged in the Monday shootings of three local teenagers and a 12-year-old.

Shyheim Collins, 17, was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder. Police said the bond on Collins has been set at $4 million.

According to police,Collins was seen around 6 p.m. near the Word Tabernacle Church basketball courts near the intersection of Calvary and Edwards streets.

A group of teens and adolescents were playing when gunshots were fired, and four people were wounded. Three of the victims – Michael Lyons, 17, Jakavis Whaley, 19, and Antwon Jefferson, 13 – were treated and released for gunshot wounds at Nash General Hospital. A fourth victim, 12-year-old Nyreek Horne, was flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he is listed in critical condition in Greenville.

"Violence is a public safety and public health issue and is preventable, with the will, information, determination and a comprehensive unified community plan,” said N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, in a statement.

Police did not release a motive in the shooting but added that the investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are expected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Brandon Medina at 343-3181

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noonmid

noone is making excuses and im not responsible for nothing like i said i.knew him when he was a kid i left rocky mount 12 yrs ago and if i could have taken him i would and as far as your childish comment i don't have kids but i do have a bachelors and associates degree very educated instead of talking bad about the youth help them thats all im saying

Liberals

Just remember , Curmilus is a democrat and they believe what they say is right and your opinion only counts if you agree with them. They never want to listen, they have there mined made up that they are right because it is there way or the highway. So if everyone will just ignore him, He will have nothing to respond to.

Sources say Collins dad died

in August suffered from diabetes. Now the family has lost another person because one has died and one is going to jail if charged. Sad!

Slap on the wrist

A slap on the wrist is right. He will be back on the streets in no time. Do you remember the Pittmans drug bust of Nash County many years ago. Guess what..one is still serving time for that and they didnt catch him with drugs. He was ratted out by his own people and Rocky lawers threw him under the bus. A person can take another life(cold blooded murder) and get less time in the state of NC. Look at Mark Bowlen. He will be out in a few years and so will this young punk. Cowards fight with guns. The system is a failure on itself.

They Tried

His football coach is a church member of Word Tabernacle Church and have been trying to get him back on the football team. We are quick to say that no one cared or tried to help our misguided youth when something like this happened but in this case that's not the case. This youth choose, for whatever reason, to not take the helping hand that was offered to him and this is the results of that choice. Sad that his life will be thrown away because of this crime. Whether it's the youth being killed or the youth doing the killing it's still a youth that is lost and a life destroyed.

17 years old? slap him on the

17 years old? slap him on the wrist and tell him he was a bad boy. that way it'll never happen again. make sure he knows that people care about him first and make sure his feelings arent hurt.

Nice Job RMPD

Good job on finding the suspect and getting him off the street. Now we, as a community, need to reach out to others like him. Giggles thinks this young man was a good kid gone bad. That's why giggles, when we see this situation with young people, we have to step up and nurture the good before they get caught up in the streets. My heart pours out for the situation this young man grew up in, but I feel safer knowing he is off the streets and pray that people who think highly of him will coninue to support him as he goes through the system. Prayers goes out to all involved. Again, kudos Rocky Mount Police Department.

someone's babies

The young man they have in custody was a athlete in school a very nice young man who had no guidance he lost his father and tried to reach out to his mother and she turned her back on him now you tell me what is a kid who feel his own mother dont care about him and feel he us not loved suppose to do yes if he did the shootin that was wrong and he should b punished but its not always the kids rocky mount need mentors for kids give them something to occupy their time and maybe they wouldnt turn to gangs and violence ive known the suspect since he was a baby and i just cant believe he has the heart to do that

sad news

"That excuse he didn't have anyone is overused in our Black community, this excuse existed when I was a kid and I am 41. This is an excuse adults make for kids and then the kid go through life using this to justify their wrongful actions. I grew up with a father that cared for my step family more than me, and in the house with my mom who married a man that didn't like me. I grew-up in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, which is exactly like Rocky Mount is now, the difference is I didn't allow those I associated with to influence my actions. Stop making these excuses because kids hear these things and uses it for justification. In my opinion this boy and his guardian should face charges, him for his unlawful actions that continues to support stereotypes, and the guardian for not being involved enough to deter this behavior or teaching this kid right from wrong. I tell parents/guardians all the time You Have To Be Nosey when it comes to your children to make sure they aren't involved in this behavior." Peace! Also if you new him since a baby you should be the blame also. why didnt you step up and give him some guidance, or are you to busy online to care about him, but you talk about his mom turning her back on him. you did to from what it sounds like. i can imagine what your kids are out in the streets doing. Im so tired of people pointing the finger, dont forget about those FOUR pointing right back at YOU Giggles

Be Real!

That excuse he didn't have anyone is overused in our Black community, this excuse existed when I was a kid and I am 41. This is an excuse adults make for kids and then the kid go through life using this to justify their wrongful actions. I grew up with a father that cared for my step family more than me, and in the house with my mom who married a man that didn't like me. I grew-up in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, which is exactly like Rocky Mount is now, the difference is I didn't allow those I associated with to influence my actions. Stop making these excuses because kids hear these things and uses it for justification. In my opinion this boy and his guardian should face charges, him for his unlawful actions that continues to support stereotypes, and the guardian for not being involved enough to deter this behavior or teaching this kid right from wrong. I tell parents/guardians all the time You Have To Be Nosey when it comes to your children to make sure they aren't involved in this behavior. Peace!

Good Job RMPD

It is nice knowing that an arrest has been made so quickly. But I am sure this man did not act alone and that others are involved. It's a shame that not only has he destroyed the life of a child but he has destroyed his own life as well. Now it is in the judicial system hands and we know how sorry that is. This is not a story about a race,or an educated or uneducated person. This is a story about today's youth growing up in this society of drugs and gangs and no leadership. Parent's are not always the blame. Most get in the wrong crowd in school and other activities. It's time that all people come together,black,white,red or yellow and say enough is enough. It is time for all of us to clean up Rocky Mount even if it means starting with city government !

Clean up Rocky Mount if it means

starting with city government? What the what? Start at home! What does city government got to do with the crime that is not random but isolated. But if you listen to some folks they will mislead folks with their scare tactics. Good job to all law enforcement, Rocky Mount Police, Nash and Edgecombe County Sheriff Departments. Also to those who may have helped to solve this crime.

Dummy Dancy !

You know Dancy I have come to realize that you are a lonely old man. You stay on the computer to try and agitate people because you don't have any friends. I don't even think your family has many conversations with you. So you reach out to try and get others attention. And it is plain to see your parents were a little confused when you were born why else would they name their child Cumilus? And I know that upset you and kids probably picked on you growing up about your name and mad fun of you. But get over it and enjoy life. Everyone to some degree has a handicap. And quit making a saint out of Andre because he would not even give you the time of day. Have a nice day Dancy and I will be praying for you !

Ignant! Lonely? Far from it.

Stay on the computer? I work a real job and I can get on my laptop and phone whenever the hell I please. You don't need to worry about my family and I because that is none of your damn business but for the record we are just fine. Ignant you have me confused with your ignant ass folks because you don't know mines and they raised me well. Nope, never been picked on, never been in a fight in all of my life so ignant I ain't the one. I have enjoyed life since the day it really began when I began my community activism and I have loved every minute of it even after the threats because it is not the norm for a black man not to be afraid to speak truth to power without hiding behind a code name unlike you. I have not made a saint out of Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight because ignant he has proven he can speak and think for himself and do not hide behind a code name. Oh don't bother to pray for me because your prayers will be blocked. LMBAO! Now Run & Tell That!

Dancy and his 'work'

Dancy works at Honeywell, to his credit, he starts trouble there too. When a fellow co-worker gave a retiring employee a confederate flags as a retirement gift. Dancy complained left and right for Honeywell to fire the gift giver. Honeywell finally just moved him do another department to shut Dancy up, The as*itat*r starts trouble everywhere he goes! This poor guy has family, and there is Dancy trying to get him fired.

There you go again, "LMBAO".

There you go again, "LMBAO". Does this mean your head fell off?

Never been in a fighT ? Have

Never been in a fighT ? Have you ever been charged with assault on a female ?

Never! Go to the courthouse

and pull the records public information. Too ignant! LMBAO!

Curmilus wrote:and pull the

Curmilus wrote:
and pull the records public information. Too ignant! LMBAO!
Don't need to go to the courthouse--I remember when it happened. You were charged with assaulting the mother of your 1st child which incidently was born out of wedlock. You have just proven yourself to be an out and out liar. Tell us why that same child has nothing to do with you and will not even acknowledge you as her father ?

Senator Angela Bryant

Real Leadership

That's right! Sentor Angela R. Bryant

Continue to fight for the people not only in Rocky Mount and those who elected you but for all the people of North Carolina.

What is a sentor?

What is a sentor?

2EE0016 wrote:What is a

2EE0016 wrote:
What is a sentor?
GED education

Someone's babies

Great job RMPD.. These are someone's babies just having fun playing basketball... And some kid with no life had to Ruin these young men's life.. What a shame you can not be behind a church not bothering a sole and your life could be over that quick. Due to foolishness !!! God be with them an their family . Prayers to all.

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