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Rocky Mount mall shooting suspect surrenders to police

Posted January 6, 2010

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— An 18-year-old man accused of shooting inside Golden East Crossing Mall, at 1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd., in December turned himself in to Rocky Mount police on Wednesday.

Authorities charged Risheem Robinson, of Jarrett Drive, with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. They placed him in the Nash County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Robinson shot at three young men – ages 16, 15 and 14 – in the mall's common area near the entrance to Best Buy, Rocky Mount police Capt. Laura Fahnestock said. No one was injured, but a wall and glass doors were damaged.

Police arrested the 16-year-old, Murray Chamberlain, and the 14-year-old, whose name was not released. The 15-year-old was released after questioning. Police charged Chamberlain and the 14-year-old with resist, obstruct or delay.

An off-duty officer working at the mall first reported the shooting.

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  • cbfx3 Jan 6, 2010

    The crime there is spilling over into the county. They just come out here where it takes even longer for police to show up. Lots of breakins while people are at work... Rocky Mount is too far gone. RBC left because nobody would move here to work. Why people keep electing the same bunch as leaders I'll never know

  • hank5049 Jan 6, 2010

    to dontlookback
    i have lived in and around the rocky mount area for nearly 40yrs. i used to run a business in rocky mount as well. i was the victum of an armed robery aug. 2008. crime and the public utilites in rocky mount have run amuck. it is time the said leaders get off their high horses and do something about it. moral in the rmpd is at an all time low.yes, i have a relative that works for rmpd. not a leo though. i also have several friends that work there to and say the samething. people have been going to city council meetings,speaking out and still nothing is getting done. so maybe if there is enough bad publicity about the sky rocketing crime rate and the price of public utilities, then maybe someone would step up and work for the citizens of rocky mount.i am so glad that i live out in nash county. there is no way they could annex my area. i live 13 miles away. close enough and far enough away from rocky mount.

  • dontlookback Jan 6, 2010

    "Have you noticed that rocky Mount has really been in the news? No need to clean up there it's being taken care of"

    I am so sick and tired of reading peoples snide remarks about Rocky Mount - if you can't be a part of the solution and offer positive comments, keep you snide remarks to yourself. And just FYI, there is a FB page dedicated to stopping the violence in RM - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=232548384785

    Why don't you join and try HELPING instead of making your lame jokes?

  • tinkytink1979 Jan 6, 2010

    This is a perfect example of bad parenting. Poor kids, no supervision at all.

  • hank5049 Jan 6, 2010

    what good would the naacp do? the president of the rocky mount chapter is on the city council, andre knight. now you talk about a conflict of interest. the naacp is just like the kkk. blacks hating whites and whites hating blacks.

  • offconstantly Jan 6, 2010

    "What I would like to know is why isn't the NAACP out in the community helping these kids prior doing like this. Getting young teens and men more involved and lead them in a better direction"

    because if you dont get to these kids bye age 8, gangs and street life take over and thats all she wrote.....

  • Realthoughts Jan 6, 2010

    What I would like to know is why isn't the NAACP out in the community helping these kids prior doing like this. Getting young teens and men more involved and lead them in a better direction.

  • raggy831 Jan 6, 2010

    I agree...send them to Afghanistan/Iraq and bring home the other men and women so they can be with their familes.

  • jaw8823 Jan 6, 2010

    Have you noticed that rocky Mount has really been in the news? No need to clean up there it's being taken care of!

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Jan 6, 2010

    Wonder if hearing the cops killed the guy at the Motel robbery had something to do with this....prob thought he was next

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