Update: Victim In Fair Condition After Robbery And Shooting In Grimesland

An update now about a story we told you about Saturday. The victim in the Grimesland attack is now listed in fair condition.

The incident happened on Smithtown Road just after 2am. Erik Ramirez says two men came up to his door with a shotgun and rang his doorbell.

He says his friend answered the door and one of the men said quote, "I'm going to kill you."

The victim tells WITN that his friend tried to grab the shotgun and that's when a skirmish ensued.

Rameriz goes on to say when he approached the man with the weapon is when he was shot in the arm.

At some point the victim says the two suspects damaged his friends vehicle breaking nearly all the windows on the truck.

Pitt County Sheriff deputies arrested Justin Tyer and Dwight Hooker in connection with the crime.

The two men are being held at the Pitt County Detention Center on assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. There secured bond has been set at $250,000 dollars.

Underneath is part of the News Release sent out by the Sheriff's Office:

DATE OCCURRED: November 14, 2009
Time Occurred: 2:12 AM
LOCATION: 1052 Smithtown Road Grimesland, NC
SUSPECT(s): Dwight Renaldo Hooker & Justin Blake Tyer

SYNOPSIS: On Saturday 11/14/09 The Pitt County Sheriff's received a call in reference to a Burglary and the victim had been shot. The victim was transported to the Pitt Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. A K-9 was called out for tracking and the K-9 lead the deputies to a vehicle that was wrecked on the side of the road. The vehicle was used in the commission of the crime. A weapon was found in the vehicle. Also the two suspects were found walking down the road from the scene and they were taken into custody, interviewed, charged and place in the Pitt County Detention Center. Detective Mitchell made the arrests of the two suspects. The investigation remains open with more arrests pending.

Two men are behind bars, and another man is in the hospital, after a robbery and shooting in Pitt County about 2:00 a.m. Saturday.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says it happened on Smithtown Road in Grimesland.

Deputies say Justin Tyer of Grimesland and Dwight Hooker of Washington have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Deputies say the two men robbed and then shot the victim. That person, who has not been identified, was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. There is no word on a condition.

Deputies say more charges are pending.


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  • by WhosToSay on Nov 18, 2009 at 06:42 PM
    This is what I love about people nowadays! Let's see here...Jeff commented, "Shooting someone definitely does mean you are a bad person." So, he just called every one of our troops bad people! Right? Now let's move down to Chris's comment: "If they did, I hope they put them in the chair!" So let's put the rest of our troops in the electric chair for shooting, killing, and raping families? That's what you're saying, right? Yes, I DO have many family members in the Armed Forces, but it still isn't right! I will be going into the Army myself, but if I kill someone, it's okay? No, it's not! I've heard things like "hung," "put underground," and other things, but who are WE to say anything? Read your Bible a little more, people, before you go running off at the mouth! Only one person can dispense justice so I think it's best if we just leave it in the hands of God - and to a lesser extent - the judge.
  • by sunshine Location: nc on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM
    Wilma we finally agree on something. In your comment on Nov 16, you made a comment that your child would not be out @2:00 in the morning. You then stated that all you can do is be the best parent you can be. All I was saying in the beginning is people were quick to blame the parents his mother tried to be the best parent she could be. Yes he was wrong, noone said he wasn't but let's get all the facts before we point fingers. All I ask is that all of us stop and pray for all these young people who are out here killing and shooting. It's got to end somewhere and we must help.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    Posted by: "To" OutsideLookingIn on Nov 17, 2009 at 02:04 PM "I guess I meant "to," then. When posting online, I usually use "@" because it is what is generally used on facebook, twitter, SA, and most other places that I visit when talking to someone specific." Okay, I understand that. The young man who 'instigated' this thing/pulled the trigger deserves to be punished according to the law. Even if the other young man has no record, he made a choice, and was present during the crime. If it is found that he honestly had no idea what his 'companion' planned to do, there may be hope for him, and I hope he makes a better decision next time. Choose your companions wisely.
  • by "To" OutsideLookingIn on Nov 17, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    I guess I meant "to," then. When posting online, I usually use "@" because it is what is generally used on facebook, twitter, SA, and most other places that I visit when talking to someone specific.
  • by me. on Nov 17, 2009 at 08:15 AM
    Some things just don't add up with this. Maybe I'm partial to believing such because one of the accused is my friend, but none the less I'm curious about a few things. In the news reports it says the victims doorbell was rung, but in looking at the video clip there appears to be no doorbell on the home. How exactly do you ring a nonexistant doorbell? Also in the video it shows a bullet hole through the screendoor, but never does the story say the men entered the house. I wonder how the screendoor was shot through if the victims friend grabbed the weapon. Did he step outside? Or did they enter? Because unless he has liquid arms, it's really not possible. I'd like a bit more information on this story and a bit of clarity.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Nov 17, 2009 at 05:38 AM
    Posted by: @OutsideLookingIn Location: NC on Nov 16, 2009 at 03:06 PM ...perhaps you meant 'to' instead of '@'?
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Nov 17, 2009 at 05:06 AM
    To this commentor,Posted by: @OutsideLookingIn Location: NC on Nov 16, 2009 at 03:06 PM Why are you posting under my handle? I do not use @ in my handle. Please, do not post falsely.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    """"Posted by: craig Location: greenville on Nov 14, 2009 at 09:15 PM if the victim had been female we would have been blaming her for being out at 2 am """"" Craig you certainly hit the nail on the head with this one... a few hours after this post, that girl got shot in greenville and the public did exactly what you said they would do.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 at 03:11 PM
    THANK YOU NONE. You should never say what your child will not do Wilma. They might just suprise you. I have seen it too many times and it is a hard pill to swallow when you think you have your child in check and they do the impossible.
  • by Anonymous Location: washington on Nov 16, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    after reading comments i wonder who the kids are.this is really stupid going back and forth.you think this is a big joke.what is it solving argueing back and forth .you need to grow up and pray for all people.let the real JUDGE do his job.give it a break already.
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