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Teen shot to death in Rocky Mount

Posted December 1, 2010 11:10 a.m. EST
Updated December 1, 2010 12:38 p.m. EST

— An 18-year-old and a 15-year-old are charged in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old Rocky Mount boy before shortly before midnight Tuesday, police said.

Officers responding to reports of a shooting found Murray Deshawn Chamberlain behind 920 Long Ave. Police said that Chamberlain was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police initially charged Ladarrius Tavon Hatcher with first-degree murder. However, after consulting with the district attorney's office, police downgraded the charge to involuntary manslaughter.

Hatcher surrendered to police Wednesday morning.

A 15-year-old, whose identity wasn't released, was charged as an accessory after the fact. He was placed in the Pitt Juvenile Detention Facility in Greenville.

Police have not disclosed more details about the circumstances of the shooting. The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone who has any information about the case should call Rocky Mount police at 919-972-1411 or Crime Stoppers at 919-977-1111 or e-mail crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.

State Department of Correction records show that Hatcher was serving probation for an April conviction for disorderly conduct and 2009 convictions for resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.