Teen Killed After Men Claiming To Be Cops Open Fire

A teenager is dead after police say gunmen, claiming to be police officers, robbed a group of people in Rocky Mount around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

Dead is 17-year-old Jermaine Lynch of Travis Run, a student at Northern Nash High School.

Police say four to six masked men, all wearing black clothing got out of an SUV and claimed to be police officers. The group pointed handguns, shotguns and rifles at several victims who were outside playing cards at a trailer at 2104 Travis Run .

One of the men, who was 45-50 years old and had a thin build, was not wearing a mask and had a grayish thin beard. Witnesses told police all the gunman were black.

Witnesses say the armed men ordered everyone to get on the ground and then robbed the people both inside and outside of the trailer.

Police say the murder victim saw the robbery and started running from the scene when he was shot in the shoulder/chest area.

A K-9 led investigators to a ditch on Brandon Lane were several of the robbery items were found.

So far police have made no arrests.


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  • by Kiera on Nov 6, 2011 at 05:44 PM
    My friend,my brother is gone it has been 2 years and still no arrest were is the justice. R.I.P Maine ILY
  • by brittany Location: rocky mount on Jul 15, 2010 at 07:20 PM
    i only knew jermaine for a few months in my biology class but this is really hittin me hard, he was a funny person and now hes gone and i still cant believe a person would do something like this and still go on knowing they killed a a teen who will never graduate, never go to prom or enjoy the rest of his life, i love you jermaine and rest in peace, you will be missed a lot.
  • by Terianda Location: San Diego on Jul 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM
    R.i.p maine gone but not forgotten
  • by Leah Location: Nashville on Mar 18, 2010 at 06:44 AM
    RIP Maine.bby !!
  • by ~*Nene*~ Location: Nashville on Jan 27, 2010 at 02:56 PM
    RIP Maine I will always & 4eva miss yu! I LOVE YA! I wish it was all a dream...& 2 all yall ppl dnt disrespect all his fam & friends by sayin he was at da wrong place at da wrong time kuz he wont he was in his neighborhood were he ought 2 been...so 2 da ppl dat dnt kno wat dey talkn bout need 2 shut da f**k up talkn bout him kuz he was lyke a brotha 2 me!!! I am really close to his family & i call his sis Chrystal my big sis 4rm anotha momma & 2 da gunman: NO ONE ELSE SAW U BUT GOD DID SO YU GOING 2 PAY 4 WHAT U DID!! N DATS WORD!!! I say again I LOVE YOU & MISS YU JREMAINE!!!!
  • by NIKKI Location: rocky mount on Jan 12, 2010 at 07:43 AM
    OMG!! Cant belive ur gone man..i didnt even get to say goodbye...no matter what you will always be in my heart! i mean somtimes i go bac to memory lane nd i start laughing in it seems like ur rite their with me buggin....i juss cant belive mi brother gone...everyone took it hard sum still not ova it..to be honest i dnt think i will eva be able to get ova it completly...but as long as u kno u will always be missed and tht ily....RiP MainE!!!!
  • by Tyquan aka tank Location: rxc city on Nov 19, 2009 at 08:05 AM
    Yall Pxlice dnt knx wat happend and aint doin nothin bout it rest in peace maine
  • by qt Location: williamston nc on Oct 29, 2009 at 03:07 PM
    1st my heart goes out to all who were affected by this. 2nd y is everyone assuming that these ppl were gambling?? it says playing cards. they cudda been playing spades or any card game without gambling!! cudda been for fun!! they got robbed, cudda been their personal property that they had on themselves cash, jewelry, cell fones, etc. long story short, sho many have posted comments off of assumptions. Let us all stop being so judgemental!! be careful what u say, u may have to eat those words later!!
  • by David Location: Rocky Mount on Sep 13, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    RIP Lil cousin
  • by asha hines Location: rocky mt on Sep 12, 2009 at 05:27 PM
    i cant belive ur gone. i still cant come to terms with it u one ov dem people you would think of growin old with but to think that wont come true cause someone had to come and take ur life over something so stupid you was just in wrong place at tha wrong time. i miss u and i always will u will b 4gotten. r.i.p jermaine love ya♥
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