2 people arrested in connection with fatal Rocky Mount shooting

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2 people arrested in connection with fatal Rocky Mount shooting
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Rocky Mount police are investigating after a shooting left one person dead Wednesday night.

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- Rocky Mount police are investigating after a shooting left one person dead Wednesday night.

Police received a Shotspotter notification and a call about a shooting just before 10:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Park Avenue. When officers arrived they found Lakendrick Powell, 36, with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, Sincere Davis, 21, shot and killed Powell during an attempted robbery. Davis, who police said was on post-release probation from a previous robbery conviction, is being charged with first-degree murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Another suspect, Christopher Carr, 24, was arrested and charged with accessory before the fact to first-degree murder, accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rocky Mount Police at 252-972-1411, call Crimestoppers at 252-977-1111 for cash rewards, or Text-A-Tip text RMPOL and your message to 274637.

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