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NEW INFO: Greenville Shooting Spree Suspect Back In Pitt County


It was a shocking shooting spree that made national headlines after a gunman opened fire this summer on people in a Greenville Walmart parking lot and outside a law firm. Now we're learning more about what life is like for the man charged with four counts of attempted murder.

It's been five months since police say Lakim Faust shot four men in the parking lot of the Walmart shopping center and Kellum Law Firm on Greenville Boulevard. Faust spent four months in Central Prison in Raleigh for medical treatment after he was shot by officers during the June incident. Now he's staying in an 8 x 13 foot cell 23-hours-a-day by himself.

"His maximum condition of security at this present time is because he's still new to the facility. The charges are what they are, and his medical condition and his bond. His bond is extremely high," said Jeff Phillips with the Pitt County Detention Center.

Faust has a February 3rd court date. He was indicted by a grand jury Monday on 14 different counts, including attempted first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.



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A man suspected in a summer shooting spree in Greenville, is back at the Pitt County Detention Center where he will likely stay until trial.

Lakim Faust was moved from Central Prison's hospital to Pitt County Friday afternoon.

Faust is accused by police of going on a shooting spree back on June 21st. On that day 4 people were shot, one of them in the parking lot of the Kellum Law Firm, and 3 others in the parking lot of the Walmart off Greenville Boulevard.

District Attorney Kimberly Robb tells WITN News that Faust was brought back as he is now well enough to be detained in Pitt County.

Faust was shot several times by Greenville police and spent several weeks at Vidant Medical Center, before being moved to the prison hospital in Raleigh.

He is charged with 4 counts of attempted 1st degree murder.

Indictments say Faust shot the four men because of their "race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin." All four men recovered from their wounds.


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The man accused by Greenville Police of going on a shooting spree in the parking lots of a law firm and Walmart this past summer, is in Pitt County custody.

According to jail officials, 23-year-old Lakim Faust is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $6,000,000 secured bond.

Faust is accused by police of going on a shooting spree back on June 21st. On that day 4 people were shot, one of them in the parking lot of the Kellum Law Firm, and 3 others in the parking lot of the Walmart off Greenville Boulevard.

Detention center officers say that Faust was brought in around 2:43 p.m. on Friday.

Faust is charged with 4 counts of attempted 1st degree murder.

Indictments say Faust shot the four men because of their "race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin." All four men recovered from their wounds.

WITN is working to gather the reason for Faust's return to Pitt County.

Faust had been moved to Central Prison's hospital after being treated at Vidant Medical Center. Greenville police shot the man several times after they confronted him on Hooker Road back on June 21st.


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