Police seek shooting suspects

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Rocky Mount police are searching for two suspects in connection with a shooting that took place early Wednesday morning.

Authorities said warrants have been issued for Calvin Marcel Deans, 31, and Anthony Levon Deans, 17, on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Both men are accused of shooting Roderick Shornell Battle, 39, twice in the lower back on the 700 block of East Grand Avenue. Battle was transported to Nash General Hospital and later to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Calvin Deans also is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the location of the suspects can call police at 972-1411, Twin County Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or email authorities at crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.