Police release name of Rocky Mount man killed by pit bull

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - Rocky Mount police have released the name of an elderly man they say was killed by a pit bull.

Gurney Walker's body was found early Saturday morning at a home on Buena Vista Avenue.

Police say the 75-year-old man had received injuries from a pit bull that was found in the home.

The Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office says an autopsy was performed on Walker's body on Sunday and that results are pending.

Police say the death of Walker remains under investigation.


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Police are investigating the death of a man who was injured by a pit bull found inside a home.

Rocky Mount police say they were called around 2:35 a.m. Saturday to a home on Buena Vista Avenue.

Officers found a 75-year-old man dead. They say the man received injuries from the dog while an autopsy is being performed.

The man's name has not been released because police have yet to notify his family.