Gunfire As Police Bust Suspected Liquor House

Gunfire rang out as Rocky Mount police were investigating a possible liquor house early Sunday morning.

Larry Solomon is charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm in the city limits, selling alcohol without a permit and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

Police say they got a search warrant for 506 Myrtle Avenue after getting complaints from area residents about a liquor house operating in their neighborhood.

During the raid police say Solonom yelled out that he would killed officers if they came in. Police say once they got inside, Solomon fired his shotgun into the ceiling.

No one was injured by the gunfire and police confiscated six liters of alcohol, a shotgun and $381 in cash.


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  • by john w Location: greenville on Jan 12, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    I hope greenville PD was watching! maybe they will follow suit!and do likewise in West greenville!!would like to hear of such a bust in greenville! i hear at work of such places in west greenville!!
  • by Savannah Location: Rocky Mount on Jan 12, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    With these fine citizens we have here no wonder business do not want to relocate to our town. Between drunks, crooks on the city council beating up the handicapped, and young kids thinking they live in the inner city of New York or Chicago, a tanted police cheif, dang who wouldn't think this is the best place to live " the city on the fall"
  • by here Location: here on Jan 12, 2009 at 11:35 AM
    Stupid is as stupid does.
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Jan 12, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    Smart move. Did he think that he was going to be able to take out the whole squad? Gotta love a vigilante crook.
  • by tyler(NC) Location: Wilson on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:57 AM
    Idiot....
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