Man killed, another assaulted in shooting

May 22, 2012 3:26:00 AM PDT
Authorities in Rocky Mount are searching for two unidentified suspects in connection with a homicide.

Just after 10 p.m. Monday, officers were called to the 1400 block of Branch Street after multiple shots were fired in the area.

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When authorities arrived, they found 26-year-old Emmanuel Robert Gent dead at the scene. They said he was apparently shot by two unknown suspects.

Another man, 26-year-old Tavarius Monquele Alston, was also physically assaulted by one of the suspects.

The suspects ran off after Alston fled to his Branch Street home and told a family member to call police. Alston was later treated at the scene by EMS for minor injuries.

One suspect was described as wearing a white T-shirt and black pants with a red bandana covering his face. The second suspect was allegedly wearing a black shirt, black pants and black shoes.

The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Rocky Mount Police Department Communications non-emergency number at (252) 972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at (252) 977-1111.

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