It took a little more than a year, but Rocky Mount police have identified six suspects in the March 3, 2012, shooting at Golden East Crossing mall that wounded a 13-year-old boy.
Police Cpl. Mike Lewis said detectives have been pursuing leads in the shooting that followed an argument between two groups of teenagers related to gang activity. Several hundred people were in the mall when the incident occurred, but only one bystander was wounded and two businesses were damaged.
Officers developed probable cause Saturday to obtain warrants against Markelius Leon Chambers, 19, Kevin Felix Romain, 18, Travis Jamar Pope, 17, Jaquaan Raqueze Harris, 18, Nykeem Tayquan Odom, 17 and Dominick Jermaine Parker, 19, for felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and inciting a riot.
Chambers was arrested and charged with three other felonies and three misdemeanors then jailed in Nash County under a $45,000 secured bond. Romain was jailed in Nash County under a $50,000 secured bond. Police said Odom is in the custody of the N.C. Department of Correction on an unrelated charge and will be served with warrants related to the mall shooting upon his release.
Pope, Harris and Parker have not been arrested. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these suspects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.