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1 Killed, 2 Injured in 2 Rocky Mount Shootings

Posted January 6, 2007

One man was killed and two injured in two separate shootings in Rocky Mount Friday evening.

According to Rocky Mount police officials, the first shooting occurred about 11 p.m. at 717-K Starling Way. Marvin Braswell, 20, was shot in the head and was later pronounced dead at Nash General Hospital. The gunman fled the scene in a green Dodge Stratus, police said.

In the second incident, Danny Lee Ellis, 29, suffered a gunshot wound to the head at 808 Gay Street around 11 p.m., police said. He was listed in critical condition at Nash General Hospital late Saturday afternoon.

Josh Simmers, 20, and Joseph Wing, 21, were arrested in connection with the shooting of Ellis. Police said one of the suspects suffered a broken hand at some point during the incident. Both men will have their first court appearance on Monday.

Both shootings remain under investigation by police. Anyone with information relating to the incidents is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at (252) 977-1111.

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  • NCbred77 Jan 8, 2007

    Rocky Mount has earned a nick name from the locals over the past few years "little New York". Alot of criminals flee down 95 from NY and make Rocky Mount their home. I've noticed that the gang problem around here has become huge also. With a population of around just 56,000 last I read Rocky Mount was in the top 100 cities in the US for property theft also. Thats just insane. The RMPD needs an overhaul.

  • gvmntcheese Jan 8, 2007

    This is the third homocide in less than 2 weeks in Rocky Mount. I wonder what is going on over there?