UPDATE: Two Teens Arrested After Shooting In Downtown Greenville

Greenville Police say two teens from Farmville were arrested after a shooting Sunday morning.

Billy Tyson, an 18-year-old has been charged with discharging a firearm into occupied property, going armed to the terror of the public, discharging a firearm in city limits and damage to real property. Tyson's bond was set at $35,000.

Solomon Aves, a 17-year-old also from Farmville, is charged with possession of a firearm by a minor.

Greenville detectives say the two were part of one group firing at another group at the corner of Fourth St. and Evans St. around 1 a.m. Sunday. Police say one of the bullets hit a window of Jefferson's, a florist in Greenville. There were people in the bar above Jefferson's, the 4th Street Wine Shop.

No one was injured on the street or in the building.

Police say Tyson and Aves are the only two charged at this time. Everyone else at the scene ran from the police.

When asked if the shooting was gang-related, police reiterated the people involved were part of two "groups."



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Greenville Police say there was a shooting in downtown Greenville around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police did not have the location of the incident saying it was, "unknown at this time."

Greenville Police spokesman Michael Harper says there was an altercation between two groups in which gunfire was exchanged.

Witnesses were able to give police a description of a vehicle. Harper says three people were detained. It's unclear at this point if any of the people detained have been arrested.

Harper goes on to say, "Investigators arrived on scene to investigate and the case is ongoing as of right now. No further information is available as of now, we will release further information as it becomes available."


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 at 06:29 PM
    To Ryan: Unfortunately I have to agree about you with this "hand everything to me generation", BUT you know what? It's not their faults. Really it isn't. Not completely, anyway. Yes, I'm gonna say it and you can all disagree if you'd like. It's their parents faults. (You know, those people who are our age (30 something, 40 something) who always said that they weren't gonna do "that" to their kids? Those who want to be cool to their kids and their kid's friends? Those who won't spank their children?) The issues of this country can be boiled down to two things: 1.) 100 percent of kids need their butts beat at least once in their lives (yes I needed it a few times, AND GOT IT) and this doesn't happen anymore because Big Brother will get you, and 2.) THERE IS NO SHAME! No one is ashamed of anything anymore. PERIOD.
  • by hope Location: NC on Jul 11, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    Concerned Citizen of G'ville @ 09:50. I agree with you. Make prison a place NOBODY would want to go back to. At the same time though, society needs a place for the prisoners to go when released from jail to help them get a job & get back on their feet. While people coming out of prison have "served their debt to humanity", no one wants to hire them. Who wants to hire a murderer, or rapist... What business owner wants a KNOWN thief handling the money at the cash register. There needs to be a place where these released prisoners can go to get them routed back into society a little more effectively. Cut out anything non-essential in jail & use to fund this. Something like a homeless shelter for ex-cons. Preferably located near a more urban area with a community college & mental health. Let them run it, prepare their own food, keep it up, mow grass. Currently there is no where for these people to go. Or they go right back into their former bad environment. They could do volunteer work...
  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 at 08:42 AM
    Tad, that was not necessary. I am offended by your comment & I am not even black.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Jul 10, 2009 at 06:50 PM
    as a black man condemn all that has happened recently and the black youth that seem to be commiting all the crimes but ... Bill ... the southern justice you refer to has killed many an innocent man. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty. They still have rights, even though in my opinion criminals seem to have more rights then the people they violate. The problems is that people dont fear jail anymore. 3 hots and a cot ... we need to lobby to bring back hard labor. Put these criminals to work breaking rocks, clearing woods and farming. Put them to hard labor so that they earn there keep while incarcerated. All it does is make them lazy while they sit around during there sentence. Put them to work and they will develop a work ethic so that when they get out they can possibly become productive members of society. Teach them a trade so instead of taking bids to redo roadways let the criminals do it. This way they have jobs waiting for them when they get out.
  • by GBHB on Jul 10, 2009 at 02:37 PM
    haha good one Wise One
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2009 at 06:40 PM
    well concerned citizen, would this be a perfect opportunity for you to condemn the senseless serial killings or the senseless murder suicides of these mid age white men. seems theirs a new one every week!"people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones".
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Jul 9, 2009 at 05:25 PM
    SCLC ... this would be the perfect opportunity to condemn the sensless violence and crime that the black youth are committing. If you would address and condemn the bad apples within your own community then whites would not want to turn a deaf ear when you do bring information about injustices done to blacks within the community and within the justice system.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2009 at 12:30 PM
    God said to Noah, “from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man” (Gen 9:5-6)
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Jul 9, 2009 at 11:12 AM
    The "uppediy up" crowd at the 4th Street Wine Shop probably needed to change their pants after hearing gun shots outside.
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Jul 8, 2009 at 09:41 PM
    Along with a few others, Anon & of course Tad, you 2 are dead on! Its always the police,the parents,the teachers etc..Never EVER their fault! Thugs are going to wait till theres not a cop in sight before they committ a crime.. DUH! So unless we got the finances to put a cop in every establishment in Greenville 24/7, then there will be oppurtunity for crime. I think the big change needs to start in the courts. Stop slapping these guys on the wrist & when they go to prison, make sure its prison instead of something resembling a 2 or 3 star hotel. The thug huggers will yell, scream & cry about how their lil loved ones just need to be rehabillitated & they are misunderstood, BUT, I bet the crime rate goes down! So, who cares! Let them whine and preach of love, peace & understanding through countless chances to prove they aren't really bad people..Meanwhile, we will be safer!O & the community needs to stop hiding these thugs too.You dont think somebody out there knows who did this? Right.
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