Man Shot; Resident Arrested On Drug Charges

Police are looking for two men, one who shot a man while he was sitting on a front porch with friends.

Rocky Mount police say the shooting took place on Marlee Drive Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m.

Christopher Bunn was shot in the left shoulder and is recovering at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Police say the suspects, one wearing a bandanna over his face and wearing black clothing, ran from the scene.

As police were investigating the shooting they ended up arresting a man who lives at the house for drug charges. Hilliard Garrett was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell marijuana, possession of more than ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place.

Garrett is in the Edgecombe County jail on a $78,000 bond.

Police say no one has been arrested yet in the shooting.


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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 22, 2009 at 07:25 AM
    The resident of that house had got to be one complete moron for having all those drugs out when there has been a shooting going on. That's what you get for living in a high crime area and are still selling the stuff. I bet he will probably end up getting by with probation.
  • by michael Location: lagrange on May 21, 2009 at 08:55 AM
    i seen this thing with my own eyes man it was nasty soon as i seen this i ran and the maqn was bleeding half to death then no more
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