Police arrest suspect in basketball court shooting – Rocky Mount Telegram


Response: Good job Rocky Mount Police Department along with Nash and Edgecombe County Sheriff Departments. Also to those who may have helped to solve this crime.

Rocky Mount police arrested a teenager Thursday who has been charged in the Monday shootings of three local teenagers and a 12-year-old.

Shyheim Collins, 17, was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Police said late Thursday night the bond had not been set.

According to police,Collins was seen around 6 p.m. near the Word Tabernacle Church basketball courts near the intersection of Calvary and Edwards streets. A group of teens and adolescents were playing when gunshots were fired, and four people were wounded.

Three of the victims – Michael Lyons, 17, Jakavis Whaley, 19, and Antwon Jefferson, 13 – were treated and released for gunshot wounds at Nash General Hospital. A fourth victim, 12-year-old Nyreek Horne, was flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he is listed in critical condition in Greenville. (Source: Read more)

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