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Teen charged in Roanoke Rapids shooting death

Posted November 16, 2016

Keon Montreal Manning

— A Gaston teen was arrested Wednesday in connection with a weekend shooting death in Roanoke Rapids, police said.

Officers responding to a vehicle collision at Monroe and Preston streets Saturday night found that a driver who hit a parked vehicle had been shot. The person, whose name hasn't been released, died at a nearby hospital.

Investigators determined that the victim had been shot in the 100 block of Monroe Street and fled the area in a vehicle before crashing.

Keon Montreal Manning, 19, was charged with murder in the shooting and was being held without bond in the Halifax County jail.

Police haven't released any details for a possible motive in the shooting or what evidence links Manning to the crime.


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