Police say a potential gang shooting in Rocky Mount was headed off when they got a tip that it was about to happen.
That information led them to a vehicle occupied by 5 armed alleged gang members. Officers arrested 19-year-old Tashawn Mabry, 17-year-old Donovan Tillery, 16-year-old Kevin Romain, 20-year-old Jaquan Ricks and 21-year-old Justin Alston.
They're charged with offenses including felony consipracy to commit murder and participating in gang activity. The investigation is ongoing.