UPDATE: Man charged in fatal fight outside Roanoke Rapids shopping center

Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 10:15 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 9:14 AM EDT
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ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - A man has been arrested after a fight turned fatal.

Roanoke Rapids police say Tyrone Price, 49, was charged with second degree murder. Officers say he got into a fight with Jerome Peters, 55, at Tight Edge Barber Shop at the Forest Hills Shopping Center Wednesday evening.

Police say the fight was broken up, but a second fight happened in the parking lot. Officers say Peters was stabbed and killed.

Price is due in court on August 5.


The Roanoke Rapids Police Department says it is investigating after a man was found dead outside a shopping center Wednesday evening following an altercation.

Around 7:10 pm police responded to Forest Hills Shopping Center regarding a loud disturbance and a person in need of EMS in front of Tight Edge Barber Shop.

Police and EMS found a man unresponsive and detained another.

Police say they continue to investigate and expect to release further information Thursday morning.

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