Man killed during armed robbery, 14-year-old arrested for murder, second suspect wanted

man killed during armed robbery teen arrested second suspect wanted
Source: Unsplash, High Point Police Department

Feb. 11 2022, Published 3:15 p.m. ET

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A 46-year-old man was shot and killed during an armed robbery in North Carolina and now police say one suspect, a 14-year-old boy, has been arrested.

Detectives are also searching for a second suspect.

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Around 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 7, officers responded to a convenience store parking lot in High Point, North Carolina, regarding a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, the High Point Police Department said.

At the scene, police said they found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Officials said lifesaving measures were performed on the victim, later identified as 46-year-old Rodney Rhoades, but he was pronounced dead at the store.

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An investigation began and police determined Rhoades was killed during an armed robbery while a companion of his was using the outside ATM at the convenience store. The companion was unharmed, authorities said.


Police said they were looking for two suspects in the case, which were described as black males between the ages of 18-25 years old.

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During the investigation, an individual was identified as a person of interest. This person of interest was arrested on unrelated charges following an incident in another jurisdiction, police said.

Officials interviewed the subject, a 14-year-old boy, who was then charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm, police said.

He is being held at the Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center. Police said they continue to look for information on the second suspect.

man killed during armed robbery teen arrested second suspect wanted
Source: Unsplash, High Point Police Department

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