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Man fatally shot in Rocky Mount motel

Posted September 3, 2008

— A man was found shot to death in a room at a motel late Tuesday, police said.

Officers responded to a "shots fired" call at Hall Orr's Motel and found that Devin Scriven had been shot three times and killed, police said.

Witnesses told police they saw a four-door, green or dark blue, mid-1990s Honda Accord leaving the motel around the time of the shooting. Two people were in the car, which was headed north on U.S. Highway 301 toward the Battleboro community, witnesses said.

A possible suspect was described as a black man with a medium complexion, about 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 160 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a light green T-shirt and dark, baggie-style, knee-length shorts.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or Capt. Martin McCoy of the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1485.


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  • Kidw4legs stops in Sep 4, 2008

    Hmmmmm... mother shot, son shot, now son found dead in motel.

    Could there be DRUGS involved here?!

  • 4DukeTillDeath Sep 4, 2008

    The bar shooting was in Macclesfield about 20 miles from Rocky Mount. But I'll agree, Rocky Mount is dangerous and almost to the point of out of control.

  • buco Sep 3, 2008

    rocky mount is one dangerous town, first the bar shooting and now this

  • missjain Sep 3, 2008

    OMG.... What in the world???? I thought that name sounded familiar but just couldn't remember where I had heard it.

  • emeraldgirl Sep 3, 2008

    Mustang - it is the son of one of the women killed in that Christmas time shooting. He was the man that was also shot in the house.

  • Mustang Sallie Sep 3, 2008

    Sounds like the last name of a lady that was murdered in her home in Rocky Mount before Christmas, last year. Possibly her son or relative?? Prayers are with the family.