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Suspect sought in Rocky Mount homicide

Posted July 14, 2008 4:36 p.m. EDT

— Police are searching for a man suspected in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man last Friday.

On Monday, investigators named Quentin Antonio Harper, 22, of 719 Branch St., as suspect in the slaying of Amir Anderson, of Rocky Mount.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Friday, police found Anderson dead in the front yard of Harper's home. Anderson had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Harper was described as a black man, with brown eyes, standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He goes by the alias Quen-Quen.

Investigators have talked to two people of interest in the case: Kevin Daryl Harper, 47, and Jason Bernard Hicks, 26. Neither man has been charged, but detectives say they remain of interest to the investigation.

Police have not determined a motive in the slaying.

Anyone with information about Harper's whereabouts or about the case was asked to call Twin County-City Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or Capt. Martin McCoy at 252-972-1485.