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RRPD roundup: Child injured in collision with vehicle; man sought in evening shooting

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A child sustained a broken elbow and a severe leg injury when struck by a vehicle on Roanoke Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

The collision occurred around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tenth Street, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement.

When officers arrived they found the juvenile on the roadway with the bike under the front tire of the vehicle and the juvenile with a serious leg injury.  

The juvenile was transported by Halifax County EMS to Halifax Regional for treatment of the injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured and will not be charged, Hasty said in the statement.

Officer R. Cross was the investigating officer.

“When this collision happened we had a lot of citizens stepping up who provided care for the juvenile until fire and EMS arrived,” Hasty said in the statement. “We did not get a chance to thank them during the response and investigation. I want to personally thank them for the things they did to help this young person who had a very serious leg injury. They provided comfort, reassurance and care to the juvenile that helped the emergency responders at the scene.”


Belton Nazir


On Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. the department received a report of shots being fired in the 300 block of West Fourth Street.  

The victims told the officers they were inside when they heard a loud noise outside and then discovered a bullet entered the residence.  

While conducting the investigation another victim came up and told officers they had been shot at while in the 300 block of West Fourth Street.

Investigator J. Benthall and officers interviewed victims and witnesses and obtained warrants on Nazir Khadaphi Belton, 18, of Roanoke Rapids, for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

Motive has not been determined and investigation continues. There is the possibility of other charges being filed.

Belton, who frequents the downtown area of Roanoke Rapids, has not been arrested and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on location is encouraged to call the police department 252-533-2928 of Crimestoppers 252-583-4444.

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