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Rocky Mount standoff over; suspect taken to hospital

Posted June 10, 2010

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— An 11-hour police standoff outside a home in Rocky Mount ended just after 5 p.m. Thursday.

The standoff started around 6 a.m. when the U.S. Marshals Service attempted to serve a warrant on Robert Looney, at 717 Kinchen Drive. He barricaded himself in the home with his girlfriend.

Looney is a suspect in a Baltimore homicide, according to police and WBFF-TV FOX45 Baltimore.

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Just after 5 p.m., a WRAL News crew on the scene heard multiple shots fired. Law enforcement and paramedics gathered near the home.

Authorities said the gunman allowed his hostage to leave the house, and he followed her outside. Looney was shot and transported by ambulance to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, authorities said.

Police did not release the name of the woman, but said she was not hurt in the standoff. In an interview with WRAL News, the owner of the house, Christee McNeil, identified the woman as Flora Greene.

Greene was living in the home with her cousin's family – a mother, father and four children, McNeil said.

"I'm shocked because they just moved in," she said.

It is unclear how many children were at home when Looney arrived. McNeil said the children did get out safely. The parents were not home.

McNeil said Greene is originally from Maryland, which is how she knows Looney.

A FOX45 spokeswoman said Looney called their station from inside the Rocky Mount house four times Thursday morning and that he did something similar in 2007 when he barricaded himself in a West Baltimore home.

He was sentenced to five years in prison in that case and served two years, according to FOX45.

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  • lorivalentine1 Jun 11, 2010

    heard on the new s as well that he has a history of stand offs.. He is very sick and needs serious help. Not some one that should be out with the the rest of population.

  • shortcake53 Jun 10, 2010

    wow talk about speaking with your eyes..... I dont think he had anything good to say tho.

  • FairPlay Jun 10, 2010

    Saw the previous video wher he was kicking, biting, and spitting. Hope they throw away the key this time. This guy is a waste of a human being.

  • Notinitforthemoney Jun 10, 2010

    Fox45 in Baltimore said he tried to hit officers with a car around 5pm and was shot multiple times.

  • UPTOP Jun 10, 2010

    I'm just happy they made sure the kids weren't home before the shooting got started !!

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jun 10, 2010

    Glad nobody else was hurt but him... Hope they keep him in jail for his full term this time! Geez!

  • mike28 Jun 10, 2010

    Amazing, because he looks like such an upstanding citizen... Why was this guy even out of prison? Got to love our justice system...

  • rargos Jun 10, 2010

    "He did something similar in 2007 when he barricaded himself in a West Baltimore home. He was sentenced to five years in prison in that case and served two years".

    So in other words, none of this would be happening if he served his full sentence (i.e. until 2012).

    If that woman is hurt, I hope the arrest whoever let this thug out of jail three years early.

  • rargos Jun 10, 2010

    How did they get a mug shot of him if he's still in the house? ... oh, wait ... never mind ...

  • Skywatch_NC Jun 10, 2010

    Just after 5 p.m., a WRAL News crew on the scene heard multiple shots fired.

    Not good at all ...

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