Suspect Named In Myrtle Avenue Shooting; Internal Probe Underway Other Shooting

Police say they have warrants for a suspect in Tuesday night's shooting in Greenville. In the meantime, police say an internal investigation is underway after police exchanged gunfire just a few blocks away.

They are searching for Raefael Davis, Jr. for the first shooting.

Davis is wanted for shooting Antwan Robinson on Myrtle Avenue around 11:25 p.m. Police say Robinson was shot in the arm, but have not released any motive in the attack.

Davis is known to frequent the Paris Avenue/ Myrtle Avenue area. Anyone who has information on Davis should call Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

Moments later and just a few blocks away, police say they saw an individual walking in the 400 block of Paris Avenue and believed they werre concealing a weapon.

Officers S.E. Cottingham and Corporal J.R. Taylor confronted the person and saw a gun in his hand. They ordered the person to drop the weapon, but police instead the person fired at the officers. In response, both officers returned fire.

Police say an internal investigation is now underway because the officers fired their guns. A department news release says preliminary results would seem to indicate that the officers shots did not hit the person or damage any property.

So far police have not made any arrests in that case.


Greenville Police officers had to dodge bullets as they tried to chase down a gunman after a shooting a few blocks away.

Greenville Police say they were called out to a shooting at 1203-A Myrtle Ave. at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Detectives say 22- year- old Antwan Robinson was shot in the arm there, but describe Robinson's injuries as non-life threatening.

Officers say while they worked the crime scene on Myrtle, they were called to the 100 block of Paris Ave. A crowd of people were gathered there and detectives say shots were heard in front of the home at 402 Paris Ave. Greenville Police say a man ran around to the back of the house, where officers told him to stop. Instead, he opened fire, and according to police, they returned fire. The gunman ended up running away. No one was hurt in that shootout.


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  • by Cop's wife Location: Greenville on May 1, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    Sam, I finally agree with you!!!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Apr 30, 2009 at 08:49 AM
    The government needs to step in and start sentencing anybody who ends up shooting someone to the Death Penalty, unless they have a very good legitimate reason why they did. That will sure decrease the crime rate by putting fear in these sick criminals heads. We stand for no more killing. Not all of Greenville is bad. Go look at Lynndale, Tuckeer Estates, Brook Valley, out by Corey Road, and you don't see crime over there. It would be easier for the Greenville Police Department to do a better job protecting the people of Greenville if Greenville gets a new police chief. All this chief is concerned about is getting a raise in his income, getting famous for something he does not deserve credit for, and making sure that the blacks over in West Greenville get better treatment than the whites, especially the college students. Look at what these criminals have been getting by with and all the college students getting robbed.
  • by Cop's wife Location: Greenville on Apr 30, 2009 at 07:08 AM
    I give my props to GVPD and the spouses of the officers involved. It could have been my husband. These aren't just the men & women that write traffic tickets, or respond to noise complaints. They are putting their lives on the line to protect our community.
  • by Me Location: Home on Apr 29, 2009 at 10:10 PM
    I blame this behavior on rap music.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Apr 29, 2009 at 09:05 PM
    Not every one in that area gets a check. In many cases the trouble makers dont even live in the area. Many of the troublemakers are teens and those who are between the ages of 18 and older who dont work and hustle to get there money. Hustle as in do illegal things. While I have never lived in the area there are good people that live in the area many who cannot do any better for themselves. Its not there fault its just the hand that was dealt to them in life and they do the best that they can with what they have.
  • by Think Location: Greenville on Apr 29, 2009 at 07:12 PM
    Yes, the crime suck in that area but not all the people are bad!!!
  • by To Kelly Location: greenville on Apr 29, 2009 at 06:34 PM
    Kelly, most of those people that live in that area are getting a check from the gov. If you work then you are paying them to stay up all night. If america would cut the checks out things would change.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: greenville on Apr 29, 2009 at 04:31 PM
    The main problem in areas like this is that people are so used to seeing what they see that they become complacent and until something happens that affects them they turn a blind eye to what is going on. That and the fact that in many of these neighborhoods the criminal element does not live in the area but simply knows one person who they come to visit. So what happens is that when someone tells the police something then they have to worry about if the criminals friends will come back and retaliate. So
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Apr 29, 2009 at 04:20 PM
    The problem is that to the residents of that area its normal for people to be out and walking around in the early morning hours. While its not against the law to be outside at night many of those out in the late night/early morning hours are up to no good. While there are a handful of people who are outside who are not looking for trouble many of those out are looking to cause trouble. If the residents were to let it be known that they dont want people hanging out at all hours of the night and to call the police when people are hanging out many of the shooting, fighting and other law breaking would go away or be less noticeable. But people need to realize that more then one person from a neighborhood needs to call the police.
  • by Concerned Location: Greenville on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:45 AM
    My sister lives on that street. I was at her house when this happened lastnight, and it woke my 3yr old nephew up and scared him to death. He was trembling it terrified him so bad. How do you explain to a 3 yr old why people want to shoot at each other? I have seen the crime in Greenville escalate such a level in the past 2 years that it is ridiculous. I must say well done to GPD and fire rescue for anwering the call so quickly, but if there arent some major crackdowns on gang activity in Greenville, there will be a major increase in unhappy residents!
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