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Man Sought in Rocky Mount Slaying

Posted January 23, 2008 11:59 a.m. EST
Updated January 23, 2008 9:24 p.m. EST

— Police were searching Wednesday for a 24-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a reported shooting on West Thomas and North Pine streets at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and found Johnny Antonio Best had been wounded. Best was taken to Nash General Hospital, where he died.

Warrants were issued charging Dexter Lamar Dunston with first-degree murder in the case.

Anyone with information about Dunston's whereabouts was asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.