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Warrant issued in Rocky Mount shooting

Posted July 21, 2009 4:56 p.m. EDT

— Rocky Mount police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in a shooting in the 500 block of Dexter Street.

Octavius Dickens, 21, is wanted in the shooting of Lanorris Smalls on July 4. Dickens faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, police said.

Officers found Smalls lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his neck around 1:45 a.m. on July 4.

Smalls told police that he was walking when two men on a bike approached him. One man shot and robbed him, and they both fled on the bike, police said.

Authorities have not released any information about a potential second suspect