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Man Sought in Rocky Mount Slaying

Posted January 23, 2008

— Police were searching Wednesday for a 24-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a reported shooting on West Thomas and North Pine streets at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and found Johnny Antonio Best had been wounded. Best was taken to Nash General Hospital, where he died.

Warrants were issued charging Dexter Lamar Dunston with first-degree murder in the case.

Anyone with information about Dunston's whereabouts was asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.


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  • NCbred77 Jan 24, 2008

    Thats 5 murders in the last month, 4 by gunshots. Put a fence around that place.

  • rogerkneebend Jan 23, 2008

    "Rocky Mount is the city on the Rise, Crime that is. Wonder Why?"

    The town is run by less intelligent lifeforms.

  • scorekeep Jan 23, 2008

    Strange, I live in RM and heard about this shooting but why do I read about it first in a Raleigh media outlet? Way to go RM!

  • hdsoftail Jan 23, 2008

    Rocky Mount is the city on the Rise, Crime that is. Wonder Why?