Autopsy Report For Man Authorities Say Tried To Rob Deputy

We now have the autopsy report and a toxicology report in the shooting of a 19-year-old by an off-duty law enforcement officer.

Antonio Lacey was shot and killed after officials say he attempted to rob Pitt County deputy Zachary Odom at gunpoint, at an ATM.

It happened at the end of December at the State Employees Credit Union on Charles Boulevard in Greenville.

The autopsy report states Lacey was shot twice in the chest and a bullet also grazed his arm.

A toxicology report shows Lacey had no alcohol in his system.

Additional test results are expected.


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  • by Anonymous on May 10, 2010 at 01:01 PM
    "He was a good and decent kid who fell on hard times"...yeah? Well, I never resorted to robbing someone at gun point no matter how bad things have gotten. I turn to my friends and family. I guess he had worn out that path already.
  • by OpenCarry on May 9, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    Justice, you are COMPLETELY incorrect about the GAttTotP charge. Carrying a firearm in a proper holster DOES NOT meet the requirements of this charge. Police like to throw this charge around as a way to discourage OC, but to my knowledge it has NEVER held up in court as a "stand-alone" charge in an otherwise lawful OC situation. Read the law. GAttTotP is a violation based primarily on intent, and if a person has not expressed the INTENT of terrorizing, or is not brandishing a firearm in his hand, then a properly holstered firearm will not meet the requirements of the violation. I OC 90% of the time--in Washington, Greenville, Fayetteville, Raleigh, New Bern, Jacksonville--and I've NEVER had an issue--with businesses, individuals, or LEO's. OC is 100% legal, and some soccer mom calling in a "man with a gun" report is NOT the same as having the intent of terrorizing the public. There is extensive case law in NC to support lawfull OC.
  • by Justice on May 9, 2010 at 10:49 AM
    I remember in high school, we took drivers ED, the only thing that sticks out in my mind from that class from 30 years ago is the videos they showed of mangled cars and bodies, showing us the result of being careless on the road. There needs to be some type of program to give students the same effect of breaking the law, whether it be voluntary for most with requirement for school policy/youth crime offenders, or required of all students. This wouldn't be about imposing morality,integrity,or character, just showing kids the results,consequences,accountablity, of breaking laws and how having a criminal record effects every aspect of their life. We ask the schools to help prepare our kids for their future, the dividends paid back from a program like this would be astronomical if it worked and lowered youth crime. They must know before they do a crime, there are better choices, and where to get help.
  • by BEAR Location: GREENVILLE on May 9, 2010 at 09:29 AM
    To the people that have not done there home work and want to try to stir up something that i s not true. There is no requirement by any agency that a off duty officer must carry concealed. We have the option to carry concealed, in the open or not at all. get the facts straight before saying something you dont know anything about. Besides this officer was sitting in vehicle, unless the suspect had x-ray vision he would know know if he had a weapon or not.
  • by Frank Rizzo Location: ENC on May 9, 2010 at 06:21 AM
    I am sorry for the loss of life and hope the boys family and friends learn crime doesn't pay! I wish we would see more of the community carrying.
  • by Scott on May 9, 2010 at 06:02 AM
    How can anyone defend this guy as "a good kid?" He was killed while committing an armed robbery. If this is a good kid I'd hate to run up on a bad one. Notime4stupid: Accidents happen because people do not pay attention or forget to do something they should do. This is why they are called "accidents." Armed robbery on the other hand happens when someone decides to intentionally take property from its rightful owner by force or threat of violence. Also, I can assure you that no matter how wrong some of us people may have gone a time or two, we have never committed an armed robbery. It's not schools place to teach right and wrong. They should enforce it through their conduct policy though. Right and Wrong starts and home.
  • by Justice on May 8, 2010 at 11:26 PM
    Open Carry: True we can wear your gun on your belt in plain sight, however it is possible to be charged with "going armed to the terror of the public". Without the badge and uniform to assure the public of the tension people naturally have when seeing guns in public, going OC is not really a realistic option. CC is the only known way to allow the public the option to tote a gun, without people getting stressed and panic. However in some states, people are used to it and it has become "normal", but I don't believe we can unscramble this egg for most of the country. Test it, do a study, put a handgun on your belt,get one of those big "dirty harry" ones, walk around Greenville in public places where its legal for one day, and see how many calls get made to 911, of course doing so with police knowledge in advance so they would know you arent a threat/not waste their time, and to make sure there is no mistake.
  • by ANON Location: ENC on May 8, 2010 at 09:00 PM
    To Open Carry, Most, not all, departments require their officers to carry a sidearm off-duty. However, few specify that it must be concealed. I'm an officer and I choose to carry concealed for safety reasons. Occasionally I will carry open, but the majority of the time I carry concealed. It has nothing to do with wanting to be sneaky. When dressed in civilian attire a sidearm attracts a lot of attention and often makes civilians feel uncomfortable. I once worked an off-duty security job and the manager wanted me to carry openly. However, it quickly became obvious that the customers questioned their safety at this business if an officer had to work security there. In this case, I do not know if Deputy Odom was carrying open or concealed, but it does not come into play. Deputy Odom was seated in his vehicle at a drive-thru ATM when he was approached. Therefore, the suspect would not have been able to tell that he was armed even if he had been carrying openly.
  • by Doen't matter Location: Greenville on May 8, 2010 at 08:09 PM
    I have read comments on here about the right to "open carry" and some of the reason that lead this young man to make the decision he made. Folks he was grown and I am sure knew right from wrong. To address the whole open carry thing. people should cancel carry becasue the bad guys need to worry if the person they are walking up to rob is going to blow them away. I saw a post from someone saying he lost his job and home and other things and never once did it cross his mind to go out and rob some. Good people don't do stuff like that. To say this young man was going through hard times and that was his excuse for doing this is very sad and says a lot about his character. I am sorry for his family and may God bless and keep them but enough is enough. We as a socioty need to start taking our children back from the streets and the TV's and the music. it all begins at home.
  • by you Location: greenville,n.c. on May 8, 2010 at 06:35 PM
    All he had to do was GET A JOB. Hemight still be alive.
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