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Two men killed in Rocky Mount shooting

Posted April 9, 2012

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— Two men died after they were shot while sitting in a car in Rocky Mount Sunday night, according to police.

Officers responded to Randy Levon Elliott's house at 808 Pender St. around 11:15 p.m. and found him and Gregory Demon Freeman, both 22 and from Rocky Mount, shot in the car.

Emergency crews took the men to Nash General Hospital for treatment. Elliott was pronounced dead at the hospital. Freeman was flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he died.

No arrests have been made, and police said they haven't determined a motive yet. Officers are searching for a white Honda, possibly a two-door Civic with factory hubcaps, that was seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting.

"I heard the shots go off, and my friend ran outside and (saw) the car shot up," said Jamel Hussey, Elliott's brother. "I came outside, too, and was looking in the car. It was a sad sight, man ... It’s crazy. He meant everything to me."

Freeman's father, Gregory Scott, said the two victims were friends and "just like brothers."

"I'm just taking it one day at a time. The only thing I can do is just pray," Scott said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rocky Mount police at 252-972-1411, Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or Capt. Laura Fahnestock at 252-972-1681.

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  • paulej Apr 10, 6:56 p.m.

    "this is sad this black on black crime has to end!!!!!!" --djh2122

    All such violent crime should end, regardless of race. To commit such crimes truly shows how immoral such a person is. Religion isn't even necessary for any civilized human to know that murder is wrong. Yet, these murders keep happening as if there is no soul, no care, no respect, etc. It's almost as if people like this are pure evil on legs.

  • djh2122 Apr 10, 4:25 p.m.

    this is sad this black on black crime has to end!!!!!! if they were in school or had jobs they would not have time to be just sitting in cars we have to educate these children its as if they are living just to DIE!!

  • paulej Apr 10, 12:59 p.m.

    "This is not about race, it is human behavior. The people that live this lifestyle are parasites on society. Black, white any color you want, they are still parasites. They will kill off the producers of society, so they bring everyone down to their level." --pinball wizard

    What "lifestyle" is this? When I was in my early 20s, I was broke. Below the poverty line was an understatement. My father and many where he lives still live well below the poverty line, though the man he worked for down the road is worth millions. There is never this kind of violence where he lives. These kinds of killings are not a behavior of poor or uneducated. It's something else, and I have no explanation. Perhaps an utter lack of morals or respect for another?

  • cre1170 Apr 10, 9:13 a.m.

    if you could take the police off the trucking industry and focus them on these lil gang bangers around rocky mount it wouldn't be a bad place to live.. every time i go into the mall or walmart,ect.. i never know when some dumb kid is jus gonna start to shooting... sad,, but when you have police that are scared of these people, thats what happens.. they start messing with working class people!!!

  • 23tony Apr 10, 8:37 a.m.

    NEWS FLASH! It IS ILLEGAL FOR CRIMINALS TO HAVE GUNS!!!! THIS JUST TELLS US MORE GUN LAWS AREN'T THE ANSWER BECAUSE CRIMINALS BRAKE THE LAW AND WILL GET GUNS REGUARDLESS!!!!
    aweaver14

    Wow - you mean criminals don't follow the law? Next thing, you'll be telling me that criminals ignore those "No Firearms" signs and all those other laws against carrying guns in some places.

  • 20K Apr 9, 7:56 p.m.

    NEWS FLASH! It IS ILLEGAL FOR CRIMINALS TO HAVE GUNS!!!! THIS JUST TELLS US MORE GUN LAWS AREN'T THE ANSWER BECAUSE CRIMINALS BRAKE THE LAW AND WILL GET GUNS REGUARDLESS!!!!

  • 23tony Apr 9, 7:33 p.m.

    Just another case of criminals with guns...
    SFSOLDIER

    We should make it illegal for criminals to have guns, then.

  • twoods7 Apr 9, 7:11 p.m.

    NEWS FLASH!!! The Revs. Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson will not be coming to Rocky Mount; nothing to be gained (politically) from this tragedy...

  • FAN72 Apr 9, 6:49 p.m.

    This is indeed sad. Wishing the violence could stop, fearing that it won't.

  • boneymaroney13 Apr 9, 6:12 p.m.

    Wouldn't it be just peachy if we all would QUICKLY reap the rewards of the life style we elect to keep? Soon we'd run out of gang members, drug dealers, murderers, rapists, etc., etc....oh, and hopefully the race peddlers.

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