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Autopsy: Police Shooting Suspect Died From Self-Inflicted Shot

Rocky Mount police say the man they say shot at one of their officers Sunday died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

Alexander Whitaker's body was found Monday morning near Premier Ford, some 300 yards from where the police shooting happened.

Police say an autopsy performed in Greenville showed Whitaker died from a single shot to the head.

Officers say they found a gun near Whitaker's body.

Rocky Mount police say the State Bureau of Investigation is continuing its investigation into the shooting.

Officer Darrell Martin stopped a car with five people inside early Sunday morning after he spotted Whitaker inside. Police say Martin knew there was an outstanding warrant out for Whitaker.

Police say as Whitaker was getting out of the car he shot Officer Martin twice. They say Whitaker and two other people in the car took off running and Officer Martin managed to return gunfire.

Police are still searching for 22 year old Andre McNeil and an unknown man who ran from the car with Whitaker.

If anyone has any information leading to these individuals’ whereabouts, please call Twin County Crimestoppers at 252-977-1111 or 252-972-1485. Tips will be received anonymously.

Officer Martin was released from Nash General Hospital yesterday.


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