POLICE: Two Shootings Likely Connected, Drug Related

Greenville police say early indications are that two shootings early Wednesday morning are connected and drug related. One man was injured in the second shooting.

The first shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. at an apartment on Chestnut Street. Police say that was a home invasion where four men walked into the front door of the apartment, armed with a handgun and demanded property. The robbers took cash and fired multiple shots as they were leaving. Police say they got away in an older model white Toyota Camry with tinted windows. No one was injured in that shooting.

Police say 45 minutes later nearly the same thing happened at an apartment on Ridge Place. Police say armed four men, dressed in gray and black hoodies pulled over their heads tried to get into the apartment. One of the gunmen fired through the door, hitting 30-year-old Style Coleman in his arm. He was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say an older model white 4-door car, possibly a Toyota, was seen in the area before the assault.

Police ask if you have information on these two shootings to call Greenville police at 252-329-4315 or Pitt Greenville Crime Stoppers 252-758-7777.

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  • by Chris Location: Greenville on May 20, 2010 at 06:52 AM
    OpenCarry, I was with you 100% up until you said "increasing militarization of our civilian law enforcement". What exactly about keeping up with the times is "militarization"? Let's look at the word, Militarization shall we? The definition in itself says 1)to give a military charcter to (2)to equip with military forces and defenses and (3) to adapt for military use. Historically Law Enforcement officers have always been out gunned, out manned, and under funded. 9/11 changed alot of that. Within the years to come after 9/11 Law Enforcement had to play catch up from over 50-60-100 years of being behind. I hardly see providing the tools needed to adequately protect it's population as any form of militarization. I have never seen a Police Officer riding down 5th street in a M1 Abrams Tank, loaded with 50 caliber machine guns and 120mm cannons. Maybe you should try taking the tin-foil hat off for a little while, all of the heat must be bad for your brain cells.
  • by tara Location: greenville on May 20, 2010 at 06:50 AM
    I would rather the G'ville P.D. did not waste their time in "the hood". Nothing is going to stop "thugs", they have no respect for each other let alone law enforcement. They go after each other knowing that everyone is "packing" so why would police stop them from engaging in illeagal activities. I agree with OpenCarry the police are not body guards. If you want to clean up your neighborhood get involved and take some personal responsibility.
  • by OpenCarry on May 19, 2010 at 10:13 PM
    "interesting", I worked as a contractor for the US Department of Justice for 10 years, in support of projects for NIJ, BJA, NCJRS and NLECTC, in research, publications, and training. I produced some of the manuals that LEOs use in their training. I was involved in NIJ Certification of patrol vehicles, body armor, less-than-lethal weapons, and communications gear. Is that good enough for you? I got out of that business because I reached a point where I could no longer stomach the idea of being involved in the increasing militarization of our civilian law enforcement. I have tremendous respect for our police, but I don't rely on them for my safety. I'm just saying that individuals need to take responsibility for their own safety, because the police have NO legal obligation or duty to do so. The SCOTUS has ruled on this time and time again...
  • by MS on May 19, 2010 at 06:06 PM
    I agree with Hmph. The south is a thug haven so move up north where there are a lot less of them!
  • by interesting on May 19, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    There are a lot of law enforcement experts here on this board. You're services are greatly needed. Go! Go now to the GPD and explain to them EXACTLY what needs to be done.
  • by Hmph Location: Greenville on May 19, 2010 at 05:35 PM
    Everyone needs to move out of Greenville. It's filled with 90% thugs. There are cities out there with 5% thugs or less. A lot safer places. The south is full with THUGS! Get out of the south. They are taking over!! Oh yeh, and stay away from Detroit too!
  • by Anonymous on May 19, 2010 at 02:52 PM
  • by OpenCarry on May 19, 2010 at 02:03 PM
    According to the US Supreme Court, in "Warren v. District of Columbia", Law Enforcement has "no duty or legal obligation to provide personal security for individuals" YOU are responsible for your OWN safety and security. The police are NOT your personal bodyguards. The people of Greenville need to "buck up", and start taking responsibility for keeping their own neighborhoods and homes safe. Get some training. Get a shotgun. Dial 911 only AFTER you have successfully stopped the attack and reloaded. Self Defense is YOUR responsibility. If you don't care enough about your OWN home and family to protect them, then it's no wonder the whole community is going to hell in a handbasket.
  • by OH YEA~ on May 19, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    GPD is too worried about kids not wearing seatbelts and stopping them instead of working the west side...
  • by Dave Location: Outside the box on May 19, 2010 at 12:53 PM
    The GPD is too preoccupied dealing with PHONY things like ECU's little drill yesterday. Get with fighting REAL CRIME GPD! It's what you get paid for!!!
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