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Rocky Mount cyclist killed in apparent drive-by shooting

Posted October 25, 2010

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— A bicyclist was killed Sunday in an apparent drive-by shooting, Rocky Mount police said Monday.

Officers responded to a report of an injured person in the 100 block of Cedar Street at about 7:20 p.m. They found Jeffrey Scott Price, 48, on the ground next to the road with two gunshot wounds, police said.

Price was taken to Nash General Hospital, where he died.

Investigators said Price was riding his bike when someone fired several shots at him. They said the gunman might have fled the area in a dark-colored vehicle.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Oct 28, 2010

    As for the comment blaming the invisible & supernatural for crime....wow. It's no wonder some people can't have a rational discussion.

    And, here I was trying to actually figure out how to fix the root of our crime problem...and I get this lunacy. Nice.

    So, for the rest of us...can we get down to business and work towards finding a cure for crime and not just keep treating the symptom?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Oct 27, 2010

    Sorry, EZee...there are blatant racists here on GOLO and your post was exactly the kind of veiled comments that they make.

  • braddavis Oct 27, 2010

    I'll have to admit the "cyclist" types that you see riding around here can be annoying with their smug arrogance and their crowding of the roads and intentionally baiting of motorists because "they can" and the law is on their side technically. We have all seen these types.

    I am one of those "cyclists" you speak of, and don't consider myself any of the adjectives that you used. Cyclist do have a right to the road, and as long as they're no more than two wide it is perfectly. Maybe the deeper issue is that you wish you had the discipline to get out and attempt to maintain your physical fitness level.

  • meta4csw Oct 26, 2010

    Rainbow, if it is Satan's fault, then it is the fault of all the Christians.
    Christians who don't act like the bible says, and don't care about other people's children, poverty, hopelessness, risk of being a crime victim by geography... education.
    It doesn't mean every human exposed to these conditions becomes criminal, or that upper class people don't either. But look at statistics, not mumbo jumbo numbers but real numbers and you will see the significantly higher % of criminals coming from this background. They struggle with impulsiveness and emotionalism, and poor diet and lack of hope that they will be able to enter our communities with a college degree and some self-respect. Not everyone, but more than society ought to tolerate, Christian or not.

  • Mom V Oct 26, 2010

    I grew up in Rocky Mount and it breaks my heart to read about all the crime in the area now. It use to be such a nice place to raise a family. Guess the high unemployment drives people to crime. Last time I was there, I was honestly scared to drive in areas that I use to walk in as a kid.

  • Glenn Miller Oct 26, 2010

    Interesting...from RMPD's e-policing:

    10/19/10 @ 1259 hours
    Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury
    2050 Vance St.
    Victim: William Ashley Woodland, age 35
    Suspect: Jeffrey Scott Price, age 48
    The suspect Price, assaulted his nephew, Woodland, with a metal bar about the head. Price was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. He received a $10,000 unsecured bond. The victim was treated by EMS.

  • fourfivesix Oct 26, 2010

    knowing rocky mount, and knowing that cedar street is in south rocky mount, the guy on the bike was not a "cyclist" in the sense that he uses his road bike, helmet, & spandex to exercise. 99% of the people over 18 in rocky mount who ride bikes, are doing so because it's their only means of transportation (can't afford a car, revoked/suspended license, DUIs, etc).

    i've always had good experiences with RMPD in my neighborhood. they're very responsive & polite. i have had one tell me that they respond so quickly b/c of where i live, and had it been south rocky mount it'd be a completely different story. so if the cops are too scared to head into these neighborhoods, what are we supposed to do?

  • Greyhound_Girl Oct 26, 2010

    "Amen to that Rainbow 28580!" ... I second that "Kidw4legs"!!

    You cannot "make" people work..unless they're on a prison "chain gang"...Hmmmm...what ever happened to them?

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Oct 26, 2010

    seriously, fire the chief....he has done nothing good for that town except let a certain group of people have free reign....don't want to harrass them....

  • BigUNCFan Oct 26, 2010

    I'll have to admit the "cyclist" types that you see riding around here can be annoying with their smug arrogance and their crowding of the roads and intentionally baiting of motorists because "they can" and the law is on their side technically. We have all seen these types.

    This is an aside from the shooting as they are not at all related except for that guy was on a bike. I just brought up my comment because people seem to have commented on cyclists in this area in general and I thought I would chime in.

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