2 charged with Rocky Mount strip club killing

Associated Press

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ROCKY MOUNT — Investigators say they have charged two men in a shooting death outside of a strip club in Rocky Mount.

Police told the Rocky Mount Telegram that 27-year-old Michael Perry and 31-year-old Billy Ray Coppage Jr. were arrested Thursday.

Authorities say the men got into an argument with 42-year-old Jamey Silver at the Gentlemen’s Playground club Wednesday night. Officers were called to the club, and found Silver wounded in the parking lot. He died the next day at the hospital.

Silver’s death is the 10th homicide in Rocky Mount this year.

Perry and Coppage are charged with first-degree murder and remain in jail. It wasn’t known if they had attorneys.