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Man charged with shooting Rocky Mount teen

Posted February 11, 2010
Updated February 12, 2010

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— Eric Ricardo Davis, 20, faces four charges in a shooting that took place Thursday night in the parking lot of Rocky Mount High School.

Police said Davis shot Octavious Wilkins, 17, just before 8:30 p.m. Wilkins was taken to Nash General Hospital with an injury that was not life-threatening, police said.

Police arrested Davis shortly after the incident and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm on school property and possession of firearm by felon.

Davis was being held in Nash County Jail under a $50,000 bond.


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  • AnotherIgnoredComment Feb 12, 2010

    ahhh....golo, where you can't say the truth.....lets see if this get through:

    Rev Barber, Andre Knight, and DA Evans would rather blame white society as a whole for the problems in this area than face the truth that the black community in this area (not everywhere mind you) has to step up and take responsibility.

    But it appears these men would rather see more young black men kill each other than admit their failure as leaders.

  • wildcat Feb 12, 2010

    this isn't news, its a daily occurrence.

    Absolutely! All some know is guns and killing someone. Lord help us all.

  • MileageWarrior Feb 12, 2010

    a teen shot in rocky mount.... this isn't news, its a daily occurrence. The City on the Rise, indeed.

  • wballanceunc Feb 12, 2010

    Some of us are still holding it down but you really do have to pick your areas around here after the sun goes down. For all those not familiar with Rocky Mount geography that open area on the map to the left and below the star is Rocky Mount High School.

  • southrenbell222 Feb 12, 2010

    Wow... who knew Rocky Mount would make it on the map like that??

  • slappyh99 Feb 12, 2010

    Rocky Mount has to be to most dangerous and violent city in NC. This stuff is happening daily. It's worse than Durham and that is BAD.

  • Caveman93 Feb 12, 2010

    Rocky Mount = East LA now?

    Uhhh... when was the last time you were in East Los?? It is now a very trendy area to live in ... not at all bad anymore

    -1 of the original Americans

    Okay, how about Beirut instead? Better example?

  • mistersinister Feb 12, 2010

    Rocky Mount needs a huge sign at city hall that says "It's been _ Days since someone's been shot" like you see at a construction site. Make sure its a dry erase board or something, as it will get alot of use.

  • 1 of the original Americans Feb 12, 2010

    Rocky Mount = East LA now?

    Uhhh... when was the last time you were in East Los?? It is now a very trendy area to live in ... not at all bad anymore

  • jackieflash42 Feb 12, 2010

    Time to put up a fence around Rocky Mount and lock it up when the sun goes down and unlock it when the sun comes up. That way, the police can just go in and collect the garbage created by the thugs that have infested that city.