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NEW INFO: Greenville Police Arrest Suspect In Westgate Shooting

A Greenville man has been arrested for shooting a man Saturday night on Westgate Drive.

Greenville police arrested Terrence Smith early Monday morning at his home on Bluff View Court in Greenville. Smith is charged with shooting Demond Speight on Saturday night.

Smith is charged with one count each of Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent to Kill, Inflicting Serious Injury; and Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon. He was jailed at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.

The Greenville Police Emergency Response Team was used to arrest Smith in case he was armed.

Police say the investigation into the shooting continues, and more charges and more arrests are possible. Smith has prior arrests for drug offenses, fraud, and larceny, according to police.

Just before that shooting, Travis Blow was shot in the parking lot at Mid-Town Grocery on West 14th Avenue. Police continue to search for two suspects in that shooting.



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Greenville Police said at 11:27PM on Saturday, a man was shot in an armed robbery near his home on Westgate Drive.

Officers arrived to 3203 Westgate Drive in Greenville to find 27-year-old Demond Speight shot several times with a handgun. Police said two suspects, only described as two black males, one who had a handgun, ran from the crime scene on foot.

Police said during their investigation, they found a garbage bag with almost two pounds of marijuana in Speight's front yard. Investigators also saw damage to two cars on Speight 's property, and property damage to a neighboring home from shots fired.

The victim’s condition is unknown at this time. He was transported to Vidant Medical Center for treatment. Police said no other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (252)-758-7777.


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Police are investigating a late night shooting in Greenville.

A supervisor on scene says one victim was taken to Vidant Medical Center.

Greenville Police responded to the 3200 block of Westgate Drive around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night.

As of midnight, police activity is focused at the 3203 residence on Westgate Drive.

Witnesses in the area say they heard gun shots.

Stay with WITN and WITN.com for the latest on the investigation.


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