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Suspect in Rocky Mount Shooting Behind Bars

Posted November 22, 1996

— A man police describe as the prime suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 13-year-old Rocky Mount boy is finally behind bars.

Thursday, police in Lexington, KY apprehended 43-year-old Alfonzo "Cokey" Taylor of Rocky Mount as the result of a first degree murder warrant obtained against Taylor by the Rocky Mount police. They say they had questioned the suspect twice before he fled to Kentucky.

Two weeks ago, Taylor allegedly fired three shots into a Rocky Mount convenience store about an hour after a dispute over change from his purchase. One of the shots struck and killed Ahmad Abughannam, the store owner's son.


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