POLICE: Fight With Pipe Leads To Shooting

Police say a confrontation Sunday afternoon turned violent with both men sent to the hospital.

Greenville police say David Smith is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with the intent to kill after they say he shot Wadell Blow, Jr. Sunday afternoon.

Police say it happened around 5:15 p.m. at 1201 Myrtle Avenue, that's where Smith lives. They say the two were involved in a verbal dispute in the front yard, with Blow armed with a pipe. Police say Smith went inside and came out with a shotgun and shot Blow in the abdomen.

Both men were hospitalized.

Smith is now in the Pitt County jail under a $750,000 bond while Blow is in fair condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.


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  • by ktownriverrat Location: Kinston on Apr 19, 2010 at 06:58 PM
    You do not have to try to retreat before using deadly force when in your yard or your house, if deadly force is justified. Any where else and you have to attempt to retreat.
  • by To: B on Apr 19, 2010 at 04:55 PM
    Yes you are correct, but he had a chance to leave and he did but he came back and the person was in the yard not in his house, plus it was verbal. Ant to AS LOL you are right. B I hope this answer your ? Also u do have a right to defend your self but it bepends on the situation and thisa was not the situation.
  • by to TS Location: greenville on Apr 19, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    I couldn't have said it better myself. Just a couple of thugs. The world would be a better place without them. Good call TS.
  • by B Location: nc on Apr 19, 2010 at 03:53 PM
    Why did they charge the Smith guy? He was in his yard and somebody was atacking him, so now you can't defend yourself. Witn check on this.
  • by TS on Apr 19, 2010 at 02:11 PM
    Someone is gonna say this at some point so I'll go ahead and say it. They are both good guys, that made a bad mistake. What a joke. Just a couple of thugs from the west side of Greenville AGAIN.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Apr 19, 2010 at 02:10 PM
    Thanks Scooter, I needed a chuckle.
  • by Anonymous Location: solider on Apr 19, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    sometimes i wonder why i fight for peoples freedom. but not everyone is like this. get it together! maybe if you want to be a real man or woman step it up and put on a pair on combat boots!
  • by Scooter on Apr 19, 2010 at 12:28 PM
    Never bring a pipe to a gun fight.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2010 at 12:09 PM
    How can you call them "civilians" when they don't act civil?
  • by Dave Location: Outside the box on Apr 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    Why is this news? It's a typical evening in Greenville.
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