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Residents Want More Patrols After Fatal Shooting

There's a call for more police protection in a community where a two year-old was shot and killed and his father seriously injured.

The spark of violence Saturday night in Rocky Mount has residents in the quiet neighborhood on high alert.

Police say a suspect opened fire on the home on Pelham road injuring the father, Airic Whitaker, and killing his 2 year-old son Jamir.

The shooting has neighbors asking for more police patrols, while the boy's parents face possible charges. Police say they found 17 pounds of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia inside the home.

Police say they've identified a suspect in the case, but will not release the name of the person right now. Jamir's father is listed in stable condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.


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