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Cyclist Charged in Rocky Mount Slaying

Posted August 29, 2007 1:23 a.m. EDT
Updated August 29, 2007 6:57 a.m. EDT

— Rocky Mount police believe that a man riding a bike shot and killed another cyclist Tuesday afternoon.

Mathew Thomas Parker, 20, was riding his bike near the corner of Rex Street and Old Wilson Road at around 4:45 p.m., police said.

Cameron Lamar Parker, 20, approached on a bike and brandished a handgun. He then shot Matthew Parker in the lower portion of his body, officer said.

Matthew Parker was transported to Nash General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities.

Rocky Mount police have filed first-degree murder charges against Cameron Parker.