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Rocky Mount Police: Teen Dead After Fight With Other Teen

Posted October 2, 2005

— A Rocky Mount teenager is dead and another is charged with murder after the two got into an argument Saturday evening, authorities said.

According to police, 15-year-old Tyshawn Williams was shot and killed after he and another 15-year-old started fighting at a residence on the

700 block of Branch Street

in Rocky Mount.

Police said the suspect, whose identity has not been released because he is a juvenile, pulled a gun and shot Tyshawn in the chest and leg.

The boy was transported to Nash General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"Whoever pulled that trigger took a lot away from him and us," said Charlene Williams, Tysahwn's aunt, with whom he was living.

Tyshawn, an eighth-grader at Nash Central Middle School, leaves behind a twin brother, four other siblings and a baby sister on the way.

The suspect was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held at Pitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Greenville.

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