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Man Shot; Resident Arrested On Drug Charges

Police are looking for two men, one who shot a man while he was sitting on a front porch with friends.

Rocky Mount police say the shooting took place on Marlee Drive Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m.

Christopher Bunn was shot in the left shoulder and is recovering at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Police say the suspects, one wearing a bandanna over his face and wearing black clothing, ran from the scene.

As police were investigating the shooting they ended up arresting a man who lives at the house for drug charges. Hilliard Garrett was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell marijuana, possession of more than ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place.

Garrett is in the Edgecombe County jail on a $78,000 bond.

Police say no one has been arrested yet in the shooting.


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