Police search for suspect in Rocky Mount shooting

Police are searching for 18-year-old Risheen Robinson who they say shot at three teenagers near the Golden East Crossing mall on North Wesleyan Saturday night.

December 27, 2009 8:08:35 AM PST
Police are searching for 18-year-old Risheen Robinson who they say shot at three teenagers inside the Golden East Crossing mall on North Wesleyan Saturday night. The shooting happened at Golden East Crossing mall in Rocky Mount. The mall is located at 1100 North Wesleyan Blvd.

Police say the shooting happened around 7 p.m. Saturday night. During an investigation Saturday police determined 18-year-old Risheem Robinson was one of the shooters. Risheem had been firing at the three individuals who were detained by police.

According to a police report, the shots originated in the common area in the mall outside of Best Buy inside of the mall. After recieving a call several law enforcement officers secured the scene. Following a lead officers found three black males running from the mall, one of the man was apprehended and another was located shortly after.

The third male, a 15-year-old juvenile was detained behind the Star City at Hilltop Plaza. All three were transported by police and questioned.

A 14-year-old and 16-year-old Murray Chamberlin were charged with resisting an officer. The 15-year-old was released after questioning Saturday night.

Police say they haven't found any guns yet. There was some damage inside the mall, to a wall and some glass doors.

Warrants have been issued for Risheem Robinson for four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Attempts were made to locate him, but police are still searching as of Sunday morning.

If anyone has any information or locates Robinson, contact Rocky Mount police

During the investigation last night, it was determined that Risheem Robinson, age 18, see photo, was one of the shooters during the incident. Risheem had been firing at the three individuals that had been detained by police. Warrants were obtained on Risheem Robinson for four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill. Attempts were made to locate Robinson, but he has not been located as of this morning. Officers are continuing their search for Robinson. Warrants are active in NCAWARE, the statewide warrant system. If anyone observes Robinson, contact RMPD at 972-1411 immediately.

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