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Damien Williams killed in the shooting at Executive Inn

Police say 20-year-old Damien Williams died of his injuries at the scene. 58-year-old Johnny Lyons was also shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.



During this investigation, investigators have identified the 20-year-old male homicide victim as Damien Williams. Williams was located at the scene and pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

During this incident 58-year-old, Johnny Lyons sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on the preliminary investigation, there is not an immediate threat to the public reference this incident.

The Rocky Mount Police Department Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate this incident, and requests anyone with information to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411, call Crimestoppers at 252-977-1111 for cash rewards, or Text-A-Tip (text RMPOL and your message to 274637).

Original Story:

Rocky Mount, N.C.-On Feb. 5, 2023 at approximately 10:30 p.m. the Rocky Mount Police Department responded to The Executive Inn, 1821 N. Wesleyan Blvd. in reference to two men who were injured by gunfire.

Officers located a 20-year-old black man and a 58-year-old black man with injuries from apparent gunshot wounds. The 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The 58-year-old was transported to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Any persons with information are encouraged to contact the Rocky Mount Police Department.