Suspect Named In Myrtle Avenue Shooting; Internal Probe Underway Other Shooting

Police say they have warrants for a suspect in Tuesday night's shooting in Greenville. In the meantime, police say an internal investigation is underway after police exchanged gunfire just a few blocks away.

They are searching for Raefael Davis, Jr. for the first shooting.

Davis is wanted for shooting Antwan Robinson on Myrtle Avenue around 11:25 p.m. Police say Robinson was shot in the arm, but have not released any motive in the attack.

Davis is known to frequent the Paris Avenue/ Myrtle Avenue area. Anyone who has information on Davis should call Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

Moments later and just a few blocks away, police say they saw an individual walking in the 400 block of Paris Avenue and believed they werre concealing a weapon.

Officers S.E. Cottingham and Corporal J.R. Taylor confronted the person and saw a gun in his hand. They ordered the person to drop the weapon, but police instead the person fired at the officers. In response, both officers returned fire.

Police say an internal investigation is now underway because the officers fired their guns. A department news release says preliminary results would seem to indicate that the officers shots did not hit the person or damage any property.

So far police have not made any arrests in that case.


Greenville Police officers had to dodge bullets as they tried to chase down a gunman after a shooting a few blocks away.

Greenville Police say they were called out to a shooting at 1203-A Myrtle Ave. at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Detectives say 22- year- old Antwan Robinson was shot in the arm there, but describe Robinson's injuries as non-life threatening.

Officers say while they worked the crime scene on Myrtle, they were called to the 100 block of Paris Ave. A crowd of people were gathered there and detectives say shots were heard in front of the home at 402 Paris Ave. Greenville Police say a man ran around to the back of the house, where officers told him to stop. Instead, he opened fire, and according to police, they returned fire. The gunman ended up running away. No one was hurt in that shootout.


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