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Rocky Mount police seek shooting suspect

Posted June 12, 2009 1:50 p.m. EDT
Updated June 12, 2009 2:16 p.m. EDT

— Rocky Mount police are looking for man they allege shot another man just after noon on the 800 block of Arlington Street.

Billy Ray Artis Jr., 23, is described as a light-skinned black man standing about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He is wanted on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Police allege that Artis shot Anthony Kyseem Smith, 20, Friday in the stomach and shoulder. Smith was taken to Nash General Hospital.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect is asked to call police at 252-972-1411 or Capt. Laura Fahnestock at 252-972-1681.