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Rocky Mount mall shooting suspect surrenders to police

Posted January 6, 2010 10:24 a.m. EST

— An 18-year-old man accused of shooting inside Golden East Crossing Mall, at 1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd., in December turned himself in to Rocky Mount police on Wednesday.

Authorities charged Risheem Robinson, of Jarrett Drive, with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. They placed him in the Nash County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Robinson shot at three young men – ages 16, 15 and 14 – in the mall's common area near the entrance to Best Buy, Rocky Mount police Capt. Laura Fahnestock said. No one was injured, but a wall and glass doors were damaged.

Police arrested the 16-year-old, Murray Chamberlain, and the 14-year-old, whose name was not released. The 15-year-old was released after questioning. Police charged Chamberlain and the 14-year-old with resist, obstruct or delay.

An off-duty officer working at the mall first reported the shooting.