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UPDATE: Police Offer Reward In Rocky Mount Murder Case

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Rocky Mount Police are offering a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of 18- year-old Shakeem Avent 5 weeks ago.

Police say April 13th at about 7:40 p.m, they received calls in reference to shots fired in the 200 block of Lee St. and a vehicle accident in which the driver of a burgundy Cadillac allegedly collided with a white BMW and then collided with a brick wall at the corner of Sunset Avenue and Lee Street. Police arrived to find he driver of the Cadillac, Shakeem Avent, had been shot. He died at the scene. The driver of the BMW did not require medical attention. Avent's cause of death was attributed to a fatal gunshot wound.

If anyone has information on this crime, contact RMPD at 972-1411, Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.

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The Rocky Mount Police Department is looking for two persons of interest in the shooting death of a teen in Rocky Mount.

Police are looking for 20-year-old Antonio Richardson and 21-year-old James Rainey Jr. in the homicide case of Shakeem Avent.

Richardson has an outstanding warrant for his arrests for possession of marijuana unrelated to the homicide case. Police say the men may be in a burgundy Honda Accord.

If you know where these two men are, police ask you to contact them at 972-1411 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 977-1111.



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Rocky Mount Police are looking for who killed a teenager found dead in his car after reports of shots being fired.

Police say about 7:40 Wednesday night, police responded to shots fired in the 200 block of Lee Street. They also received call about a car crash between a white BMW and a burgundy Cadillac. Police say the Cadillac hit a brick wall at the corner of Sunset Avenue and Lee Street.

Police found the driver of the Cadillac, 18-year-old Shakeem Avent, was shot. He died at the scene. The driver of the BMW was not injured.

Rocky Mount Police are investigating Avent's death as a homicide.


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