ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — One person is dead after a fight broke out in Rocky Mount on Thursday evening, according to police.

Shortly after 8:20 p.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of Hargrove Street regarding a fight in progress.

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After arriving, officers found Darnell Battle, 30, lying on the ground. First responders provided life-saving measures, but he man died on the scene from his injures sustained from the fight, according to police.

Police said Battle is the first Rocky Mount homicide victim of 2023.

The Rocky Mount Police Department Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate
the 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-ATip (text RMPOL and your message to 274637).