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Shooting Near Federal Courthouse in Elizabeth City Gets Man 8.5 Years in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – An Elizabeth City man was sentenced today to 103 months in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition.  On October 18, 2022, Amos Dekendric Parker, also known as “Bay Bay,’ pled guilty to the charges.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Parker, 36, and another man, Tavori Ditron Lindsey, were involved in an early morning shooting on September 5, 2021, at the intersection of East Colonial Avenue and McMorrine Street in Elizabeth City, which is about a block away from the federal courthouse in Elizabeth City.  Street cameras captured the shooting and showed Parker and Lindsey engage in a verbal altercation with a man outside the Cue, a nearby establishment.  Parker can be seen on video surveillance firing a handgun at another man as he fled the area on foot.  Lindsey can also be seen shooting an AR-15 style rifle at the same man.  The Elizabeth City Police Department (ECPD) quickly responded and noticed damage to a nearby building consistent with gun shots.  Officers recovered several .223 caliber and .45 caliber shell casings in the street where the shooting occurred.  The pair were arrested by ECPD and charged with state offenses and they were later indicted in federal court. 

Parker is a convicted felon, having prior convictions for common law robbery, accessory after the fact of robbery with a dangerous weapon, and possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and marijuana, as well as several misdemeanor convictions. 

Lindsey also pled guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition.  Lindsey is scheduled to be sentenced during the Court’s February 2023 term of court. 

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Elizabeth City Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-CR-33-BO.

Updated January 18, 2023

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