GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Greenville Police have charged a man in connection to the shooting of a teenager from this past weekend.
Police arrested Donnie Dixon, 27, on Wednesday. He's charged with attempted first degree murder in the shooting of 16-year-old Layfield Smith.
According to arrest warrants, police believe Dixon shot Smith in the stomach with the intention to kill him.
The shooting happened around 5:30pm Saturday in the 100 block of Ridge Place. At the time, Police told WITN it looked like Smith's injuries were non life-threatening.
Dixon made his first appearance in Pitt County court Thursday morning where his $2,000,000 bond was set and he asked for the court to appoint him legal counsel. His next court date is scheduled for November 22.
A teenager was taken to the hospital after Greenville police say a shooting happened Saturday evening.
Police say 16-year-old Layfield Smith was shot on the 100 block of Ridge Place around 5:30 p.m.
Police say the victim's injuries appear to be non-life threatening.
Officers are still investigating a motive but say it does not appear to have been a random shooting.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Greenville Police Department (252) 329-4315 or Crime Stoppers (252) 758-7777. Crime Stoppers offers up to a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest.