NEW INFO: Search For Suspect In Rocky Mount Mall Shooting

Police are looking for a gunman in Saturday's shooting at the Golden East Mall on North Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount.

They say they are searching for 18-year-old Risheem Robinson of Jarrett Drive in Rocky Mount.

On Saturday, just after 7:00 p.m., Rocky Mount police received a "shots fired" call from an off-duty officer working part-time at the mall.

Police say the shots originated in the common area inside the mall, just outside of Best Buy.

The mall was put on lockdown while the police secured the scene and determined there was no additional threat to the public.

Officers saw three black young men, wearing black clothing, running from the mall, across 301 Highway to Auto Bell Car Wash.

That's where they say an off-duty officer apprehended one of them.

Officers say an additional person was located in the same area a few minutes later, and after further investigation, a third person, age 15, was detained behind Star City at Hilltop Plaza.

All three teenagers were taken to the Rocky Mount police department for questioning.

Two of them, 16-year-old Murray Chamberlin and a 14-year-old, were charged with resist, obstruct or delay. A 15-year-old was released.

Police are still searching for Robinson, who they believe opened fired on the three teenagers inside the mall.

Warrants are out for Robinson for four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Rocky Mount police report: "There were no reported injuries in this incident. There was damage to a wall and glass doors at the mall. The mall was temporarily closed as part of a lockdown to ensure the safety of the public."


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  • by ... Location: nc on Jan 12, 2010 at 07:35 PM
    it's just careless teenagers, you can't blame rocky mount it's the people in it, so to everyone below who said something carelss under, you should really talk about where you live instead of talking negative about Rocky Mount.
  • by Coach M Location: Rocky Mount on Dec 31, 2009 at 03:09 AM
    As I said in my comments to "Shots Fired, Worker Pistol Whipped During Store Hold-Up" maybe we need a different approach.
  • by Buck W. on Dec 29, 2009 at 05:17 AM
    This is not just a Rock Mount problem. It is everywhere. This is what you get when children have poor parental guidance, or basically raise themselves. What we have here is not a gun problem, We have a society problem. The sad thing is it will probably get worse unless society wakes up and does something!
  • by lee Location: nc on Dec 28, 2009 at 04:33 PM
    everywhere is getting more and more dangerous, weather it be Rocky Mount, Raliegh, Greenville, Wilson, Tarboro no where is really and safer than other. There are great neighbor hoods in Rocky Mount, neighbor hood isnt the ghetto, secondly in some of the what are consider high better neighborhoods, there are children of great parents how just choose to hang out with the wrong crowds when their parents are unaware. These are children of all ages,race, and sex. Parents just need to breath down their children necks,keep up with their where abouts and who they are hanging out with and spending time around to prevent them getting involved with the wrong crowd. A child is your responsiblity until they are 18yrs so we must do our part. And we need to go back to the idea of "It takes a Community to raise a child"!
  • by lee Location: north carolina on Dec 28, 2009 at 04:24 PM
    Everywhere is getting worse and worse, weather it be Greenville, Rocky Mt , Tarboro, Wilson. Just have to be careful, and you believe in God, Pray for his protection.
  • by Darren Location: Outer Banks on Dec 28, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    Rocky Mount is a jungle in itself. Every time I go to Raleigh, I have to go through that dump of a city. Sam, I'll actually agree with you there. At least you have really nice parts of Greenville with nice neighborhoods (have seen them when I was at ECU), but all of Rocky Mount is a ghetto hood. If I have to stop to get a bite to eat or gas up, well I'll either take Nashville, Williamston, or Zebulon, where it's not near as bad, a lot safer. To Concerned, Rocky Mount should be called "The city on the rise........in crime and thugs". Glad I am not from there!
  • by Old School Location: Rocky Mount on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:57 AM
    I don't care who you do the crime you pay the time. They need to go back to the old days, you still, cut your hand off, you shot someone, you get shot, you kill, you get killed (hung), you rape, you get hung. Hang them up in front of the court house on main street so everyone can see them... maybe the ones that want to commit crime with think about before the decide to do it....
  • by Sam Location: Greenville on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:36 AM
    They all try to say that Greenville is so bad, well not compared to Rocky Mount, not even close.
  • by K Location: Rocky Mount on Dec 28, 2009 at 09:58 AM
    If they were start sentencing parents for these crimes, I bet they would take a little more control of their IGNORANT children!
  • by truth-b-told Location: g-vegas on Dec 28, 2009 at 07:48 AM
    To anyoymous12/27/09@7:05-----"Grown men", I'm not responsible for grown men. I was commenting on the fact that I used "tough love" when they were teens.They knew and understood that if "they did the crime, they pulled the time".I've already cried. I've cried tears of joy, tears of pain, tears of frustration and tears of fears.I'm not trying to tell anyone how to raise their children, but if my story can help just one person-then good.If I want to brag,crow, or pat myself on the back-what is it to you? I don't know you, don't want to know you, never got a dime from you because I never received any public assistance, so what's your beef?I am proud of who I am and the sons that I have raised.I got two good arms-so anytime I feel like patting myself on the back-I can, I will, I am.
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