Additional arrest in connection with Rocky Mount homicide

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCT) Four suspects have been arrested in connection with a homicide reported in Rocky Mount on May 13.

Around 11:14 p.m., the Rocky Mount Police Department responded to a report of an aggravated assault in the 200 Block of Union Street.

Rocky Mount Police Officers arrived on scene and learned that two people were injured during the assault.

The first victim is a 28-year-old male and the second victim is a 27-year-old female.

Both victims were transported by Nash EMS to UNC Nash Hospital.

While at the hospital, the male died from his injuries.

The male victim has been identified as Jean-Luc Batchelor, 28, of Rocky Mount.

The female victim was transferred to Vidant Hospital in Greenville for further treatment.

The female victim who is still recovering has been identified as Tanieka Deloatch, 27, of Rocky Mount.   

On May 16, 21-year-old Wilson Smith, 18-year-old Jaquante Burton, and 22-year-old Marquille Hines were all arrested for their involvement in the homicide.

All three individuals were charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempt first-degree murder.

They were sent to the Nash County Jail without bond.

On Monday, 25-year-old Shyhem Pitt was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempt first-degree murder.

Pitt is being held at the Nash County Jail without bond.

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