ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – A former Rocky Mount police officer faces charges a murder charge in the death of a 17-year-old on Powell Drive on Tuesday.
Just before 10 p.m., Rocky Mount police responded to a shooting call in the 700 block of Powell Drive where they found Traveon Sessoms Bullock in a yard suffering from wounds suffered during an assault.
Bullock was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Later, officers stopped a suspect vehicle which led to the arrest of Leo Isham Kearney and Dexter Jamal Williams.
Kearney, 26, is a former Rocky Mount police officer who resigned from the Department in September 2015. He was initially charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.
Williams, 19, was charged with accessory after the fact.
Bullock died while being transported to a second hospital, police confirmed.
Following his death, Kearney’s charge was upgraded to first-degree murder.
CBS North Carolina will update this story as it develops.