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Driver shot, killed in Rocky Mount

Posted May 16, 2013

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— A Rocky Mount man was shot and killed late Wednesday as he drove his car on Cokey Road, police said.

Clayton Jerrell Epps, 22, was driving his 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse in the 800 block of Cokey Road shortly after 11 p.m. when someone fired multiple gunshots at the car, police said.

Epps lost control of the car after being shot and crashed into some trees, police said. He died at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111


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  • mojaintsmall May 16, 2013

    Typical thing for that area of Rocky Mount.

  • RaleighGirl79 May 16, 2013

    Terrible area in RM, not a safe place to be driving day or night.