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Man Charged in Gang-Related Slaying

Posted July 24, 2007

— A Nashville man was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder in a gang-related shooting over the weekend, police said.

Rodney Antoine Alston, 20, of  536 Indian Trail, has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond in the Nash County Jail.

Stanley D. Howington, 19, of Whitakers, was trying to break up a fight at a party Friday at 1316 Green Tee Lane when he was shot, police said. He died at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Police said the fight was between members of rival gangs, the Bloods and the Crips. The gunman fired into a crowd at the party, and it didn't appear that Howington was the intended shooting victim, police said.

Detric Antwon Hunter, 23, of 2813 Peebles Drive in Rocky Mount, was charged with discharging a firearm into occupied property in connection with a gunshot fired into the Green Tee Lane residence as he left the party, police said.


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  • floyd_lawson Jul 24, 2007

    The bloods and crypts have to always fight and that's the only reason for their entire existance. Give them a big room to have a huge fight. Load it with weapons and lock the doors. Anyone that survives get's to go to death row. They're probably all stupid enough to go for it.

  • shine Jul 24, 2007

    KATMAMA.......... You may be exactly right. It might have been an innocent gathering and the not so innocent showed up also.

  • SOCLOSE Jul 24, 2007

    Shine - the way your explaining it, it sounds like the trouble came on its own. I don't think the kids @ the party was expecting any trouble.

  • shine Jul 24, 2007

    There prob. was a couple from a gang there and the other decided to crash. The intention was to cause trouble. The innocent young man did not deserve to be shot or killed for that matter - but it is better to let those guys work it out between themselves whatever the outcome.

    If you don't want trouble - don't go where trouble's at.

  • skinnycow Jul 24, 2007

    OK. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Network dude Jul 24, 2007

    As I look at a picture of my grandson, I can't help but think that these punks have no vision for the future. There are some pretty difficult things in lift to deal with, but there are some wonderful things too. I think the good outweighs the bad. Maybe some of them will see this before it's too late for them.

  • Gandalf Jul 24, 2007

    No we are not. We just tend to agree now and then on certain topics.

  • Gafan001 Jul 24, 2007

    Would have been better if the house blew up

  • Gafan001 Jul 24, 2007

    We are of no relation

  • skinnycow Jul 24, 2007

    Gafan001 & Gandalf are you two related? Just curious.