Rocky Mount Teen Killed

A Rocky Mount teenager is dead after being murdered Saturday night according to police.

Lawmen say he was shot to death at 727 Branch Street in the city limits of Rocky Mount after an altercation with another youth. Authorities say the 15 year old victim, Tyshawn Williams, was shot in the chest and leg by another 15 year old male, whose name is not yet being released. The shooting happened Saturday night after lawmen say, witness statements indicate the two teens where involved in a physical altercation. Williams was transported to Nash General and pronounced dead soon after.

The 15 year old shooter is being held at the Pitt County Detention Center on first degree murder charges.