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21-year-old killed in Rocky Mount

Posted 2:33 p.m. Friday

— Police said Friday they are investigating the shooting death of a Rocky Mount man.

An officer on patrol heard gunshots in the area of the 800 block of Walnut Street at about 9:45 a.m. and later found a wounded man, police said.

The man, identified as Keenan Marshall Mercer, 21, was taken to UNC Nash Hospital, where he died.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.


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  • Haley Sessoms Sep 15, 3:07 p.m.
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    Rocky mount will continue in a downward spiral as long as police chief James Moore, mayor David combs, and city councilman Andre knight are calling the shots. Out of all three of them Andre knight is the worst look up his track record he is a joke and loves to pull the race card every chance he gets when in fact he is the racist. He could care less about the crime in rocky mount because his pockets are continuing to be lined by the taxpayers in that city. Some of which want out but can't sell they're real estate because of the tax value loss it has acquired in the past few years or simply because no one wants to live in that pathetic city. Here's a link on how well the RMPD are


  • Haley Sessoms Sep 15, 3:02 p.m.
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    This could have been avoided if both parties were at work. Rocky mount the city on the rise!!! Lol