Murder of Rocky Mount teen killed 10 years ago by men claiming to be police officers still unsolved

Updated: Jun 11, 2020


On September 8th, 2009 around 10pm a group of friends were playing cards outside of a mobile home at 2104 Travis Run in the Cross Creek MHP in the north side of Rocky Mount.


An SUV pulled up and four to six masked men all wearing black jumped out claiming to be police officers, however, they were not. The men had handguns, shotguns and rifles pointed at the victims. The suspects ordered the individuals to the ground as they robbed them and robbed the residents in the mobile home.


Jermaine Larquez Lynch who was 17 years old at the time and a Northern Nash High School student ran from the scene. As he was running away he was shot by one of the masked men in the shoulder and chest area.


Victims and witnesses of the robbery stated that all the men were black and one man was between 45-50 years old and was not wearing a mask. He had a thin build and a grayish thin beard.


A K-9 tracked and led investigators to a ditch on Brandon Lane were several of the robbery items were found.


RMPD offers up to a $5000 reward for information leading to arrests in unsolved homicides.


If you have any information on the murder of Jermaine Larquez Lynch contact Fighting Crime at 252-406-6736.


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