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Two charged in shooting death of Rocky Mount 15-year-old

Posted November 6, 2015 8:41 p.m. EST
Updated November 8, 2015 7:34 a.m. EST

Michael Antoine Lyons Jr., Te'von Lamont Mabry

— Authorities have charged two men with murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old who was killed Friday afternoon in Rocky Mount.

Te'von Lamont Mabry, 18, and Michael Antoine Lyons Jr., 19, are each charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the death of Lavontae Brown.

Authorities found Brown, who had been shot, at about 1 p.m. at 1604 Pinehaven Dr. He was taken to Nash General Hospital, where he later died.

Brown was a freshman at Rocky Mount High School.

Patricia Hollingsworth, chief public information officer from Nash-Rocky Mount public schools, said grief counselors will be available on Monday for students and staff at Rocky Mount High School.

Mabry and Lyons were arrested following the shooting. Mabry is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Both Mabry and Lyons were being held without bond Saturday in the Nash County jail.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing. No further information has been released. Anyone with information that could help investigators should call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.