Two arrested in Rocky Mount’s first homicide in 20+ years

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WFXR — Rocky Mount officials say two suspects are in custody in connection to a homicide investigation.

Authorities were called to the 100 block of Bland Street around 7:40 Monday evening for a shots fired call.

26-year-old Tony Dimitri Bruce was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, but died from his injuries.

“This is the first adult homicide we’ve had in Rocky Mount since I’ve been chief of police, and the first in Rocky Mount in over 20 years,” said Rocky Mount Police Chief Ken Criner.

Criner goes on to say the suspects and victim knew each other, and there is no threat to the public.

The suspects are still being questioned by police. Their identities have not been released.

Bruce’s body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke.

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