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Rocky Mount man killed in bar fight

Posted September 30, 2011

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— A man was shot and killed early Friday following a fight with several people inside the Nightlife Bar and Grill in Rocky Mount, police said.

Ryan Craig Bobbitt, 24, was pronounced dead around 2 a.m. Friday. He had been physically assaulted and shot with a handgun. 

The black male suspect is approximately 20-25 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds.

He has shoulder-length dreadlock-style hair and was wearing a baseball cap, white T-shirt and jeans. Authorities said he may have been driving a tan older model Chevrolet or Oldsmobile with 24-inch rims. 

An investigation into Bobbitt's death is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

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  • lindsyblank10 Sep 30, 2011

    "how'd I know the suspect would have dreads and 24" rims on an old beat up car? bet it has an obama sticker on it too.-castnblast82"

    I think that is the most ignorant statement ive ever seen in my life.. I knew Ryan and that really aggravates me off that you would be that ignorant... Just because the description prolly describes you and it makes you mad dont down something... those of us with a heart wanna know the mofo that did this to a wonderful friend.

  • royrage50 Sep 30, 2011

    "I wouldn't live in Rocky Mount if you GAVE me a free house and ten acres to go with it. Rocky Mount is what it is and is one place to cross off your map of places to visit. That's right, I said it, and if you don't like it...too bad."-ElvisPresleyJr

    I grew up here my entire life. No one or nothing would ever run me away from here

  • castnblast82 Sep 30, 2011

    how'd I know the suspect would have dreads and 24" rims on an old beat up car? bet it has an obama sticker on it too.

  • Shelley Cooper Sep 30, 2011

    "So sad, hope he is captured and punished for life...you can run but you can't hide for long!"
    danyelle732

    yeah, especially a dude with dreds

    they all look the same

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Sep 30, 2011

    "where does it say he had a CCL?"

    It doesn't say that and he probably didn't have one, see my first post...

  • ElvisPresleyJr Sep 30, 2011

    I wouldn't live in Rocky Mount if you GAVE me a free house and ten acres to go with it. Rocky Mount is what it is and is one place to cross off your map of places to visit. That's right, I said it, and if you don't like it...too bad.

  • harmstrong4 Sep 30, 2011

    where does it say he had a CCL?

  • houndsforme Sep 30, 2011

    WOW! That description really narrows it down! I bet we all know who that guy is...

  • missbabrown Sep 30, 2011

    "I thought concealed carry in bars was illegal??"

    I'm pretty sure murdering someone is illegal as well.

  • DivaD Sep 30, 2011

    So sad, hope he is captured and punished for life...you can run but you can't hide for long!

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