Update: Arrest Made In Cab Shooting

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An arrest has been made in the shooting of two people in a cab in Greenville.

Edmond Hawkins of Winterville is charged with two counts of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery.

Greenville police say around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night, a Courtesy Cab driver went to a cab call on North Sylvan Drive. When the cab arrived, police say a man and a woman came from behind the house. The driver tried to drive away after noticing the man was armed with a shotgun.

The suspect fired at the cab, hitting the driver and his passenger. The cab ended up striking a fence and tree.

Police say both victims suffered minor injuries from shotgun pellets and glass. Both were released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Hawkins is in jail under a $1 million bond and police say additional charges and additional arrests are expected.

Original Story

Greenville Police said Wednesday they are talking to people of interest in the shooting of a cab driver in Greenville Tuesday night.

Police say the cab driver was shot just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Someone called a cab to come to the intersection of May and Sylvan Street in West Greenville.

Greenville police say when a Courtesy Cab Co. driver got to that intersection a woman flagged the driver down.

The driver stopped and police say a man with a shotgun showed up. He fired his gun and the cab driver suffered pellet injuries to his arm. The cab then crashed into a tree in the front yard of 104 Sylvan Street.

There was a woman in the passengers seat. Police say some of the buckshot ricocheted off her head. Both were taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Police say their injuries are not life-threatening.


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