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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