The victim in the shooting that closed down the McDonald’s on Sunset Avenue on Friday night has been identified.
According to an incident report filed by the Rocky Mount Police Department, Labarris Demondez Powell, 24, was shot about 7:10 p.m. Friday on the 800 block of East Grand Avenue.
Cpl. Clay Wilder said the victim was driven to the McDonald’s on the 2600 block of Sunset Avenue. Police responded to that location and shut down the restaurant for several hours that night as they investigated.
Wilder said he did not know why the victim was dropped off at that location instead of being transported to the Nash UNC Health Care Emergency Department, which is just a few miles away. He also said he did not know why the McDonald’s was shut down for several hours when the crime occurred at another location.
Powell is now in stable condition, Wilder said.
About three hours earlier that same night, Rocky Mount police responded to another scene of an aggravated assault on that same block of East Grand Avenue. In that incident, which took place about 4 p.m. Friday, several women were engaged in an altercation when a 51-year old woman was struck on the head with a blunt object.
She was transported to Nash UNC Health Care where she was treated for her injuries.
Wilder would not comment on whether the incidents happened at the same residence or if there is any connection between the two incidents.