Two charged in Rocky Mount teen's murder

ROCKY MOUNT. N.C. (WTVD) -- Police have charged two men with murder after a Rocky Mount teen was shot to death Friday afternoon.

Fifteen-year-old Lavontae Brown was found severely injured after the shooting in the 1600 block of Pinehaven Drive just after 1 p.m. Brown was taken to Nash General Hospital where he later died.

Police have arrested 18-year-old Te'von Lamont Mabry and 19-year-old Michael Antoine Lyons, Jr. in connection with the shooting.

Mabry is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Lyons is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Both Mabry and Lyons were placed in the Nash County jail without bond.

The Rocky Mount Police Department urges anyone with any information on this homicide to please call the Rocky Mount Police Department at (252) 972-1411 or Det. Joyner at (252) 972-1459. Persons may also call Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or use the Text-a-Tip program by texting RMPOL and your message to CRIMES.

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