Rocky Mount police are asking the public for help bringing a 30-year-old man to justice for a slaying from 2007.
Cameron “Fat Cat” Lamar Parker is wanted for first-degree murder in the Aug. 28, 2007, shooting death of Matthew Parker. The victim, 20, and the suspect are not related.
Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said Cameron Parker, Kelvin “Pocco” Devon Harrison and Matthew Parker allegedly had a confrontation on Rex Street when both Cameron Parker and Harrison fired multiple gunshots at the victim.
The 20-year-old died at the scene from gunshot wounds believed to have been inflicted by Cameron Parker, officials said.
“We do not know exactly what the altercation was over, but it led to the victim being shot and Parker going on the run,” Lewis said.
Authorities obtained aid and abet charges against Harrison – who was found in Virginia and extradited – but the charges were dismissed without prejudice meaning that when the suspect is arrested, the charges against Harrison will be refiled.
Police obtained the murder warrant against Parker, but he has not been apprehended.
“We have worked this case for several years and come up empty on several leads about Parker being in various locations up and down the East coast,” Lewis said. “We have barely missed him on several occasions, but we believe he still has contacts in this area.”
Lewis said investigators believe the suspect’s ties to gang and narcotic activity has helped him evade police.
“It is our belief that he definitely has had help from outside sources to stay undetected. However, we are confident that there are persons in and around the Rocky Mount area that know of his location and could aid us in apprehending him,” Lewis said. “He is due his day in court and the victim’s family deserves to see justice done, but that whole process is stopped until we can locate him.”
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Lewis at 972-1434 or Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or email@example.com.