An 18-year-old is on the run following the Tuesday night fatal shooting of a fellow teenager.
First-degree murder warrants have been obtained against Johnathan Lamont Hargrove in connection with the shooting death of Jose Antonio Martinez, 17. Hargrove has not been located.
Rocky Mount police said officers responded around 10:45 p.m. to an aggravated assault in progress on the 200 block of Jackson Street. According to a press release, Martinez was dead when officers arrived and Hargrove was identified as the assailant a short time later.
“Investigators believe this act is related to a narcotics transaction that turned violent,” the press release stated.
Anyone with information on Hargrove’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.