Ayden Teen Charged For Murder In Greenville

A teenager from Ayden is accused of murdering a man at a party in Greenville in December.

Calvin King, 17, is charged with an open count of murder for the death of 18-year-old Demetrius "Deejay" Boone of Winterville, according to Greenville police. Boone died after he was shot December 4 at Pirate Cove Apartments in Greenville. Another young man, Rayshawn Nobles, was also shot in the same incident, but he survived.

King was taken into custody Wednesday night by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force. It's not clear where King was arrested, but he is in the Pitt County Detention Center under $1,030,000 bond.

Following the fatal shooting, police said Boone was at a birthday party at Pirates Cove Apartments when a group of between ten and twelve Crip-affiliated gang members tried to enter the party shortly after 12:30 a.m. Officers say the men didn't want to pay the $2 admission fee and forced their way inside, where a fight broke out. Police said the fight moved outside, where shots were fired.

Online records show King is scheduled to be in court again on February 16.

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A memorial service will be held Thursday for the teen killed in a shooting this weekend at Pirates Cove Apartments which police say was gang-related.

The victim's friend and mentor Jermaine Harrison tells WITN the service to remember 18-year-old Demetrius "Deejay" Boone will be at the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Police say they have two people of interest in the case, but no one has been arrested.

Friends of a murder victim in Greenville, the fourth in less than three weeks, are speaking, remembering his life.

Police say 18-year-old Demetrius "Deejay" Boone was killed in the early Sunday morning shooting at Pirates Cove apartments. His friend Rayshawn Nobles was shot and remains in the hospital.

Boone lived with his close friends and mentors, Jermaine and Tanika Harrison, in Winterville. They say their lives will never be the same now that he's gone.

Boone graduated from South Central high school earlier this year. The Harrisons say like always, he was happy and smiling. They say music was a huge part of his life and say Boone, along with Nobles, made up the rap group "Cashflow", and recorded at their home.

Jermain Harrison says, "Deejay was a kind person, full of energy, very positive. In no way was he affiliated in any gangs, in no way was he affiliated in any shooting activities."

Greenville Police say Boone and Nobles were at a birthday party at Pirates Cove apartments when a group of 10 to 12 Crip-affiliated gang members tried to enter the party shortly after 12:30. Officers say the men didn't want to pay the $2.00 admission fee and forced their way inside, where a fight broke out. They say the fight moved outside, where shots were fired.

Police say they have two people of interest in the case, but so far, no arrests have been made.


A teen is dead after shots rang out at a birthday party early Sunday at the Pirates Cove apartment complex in Greenville. Police say gang members tried to force their way into the party, resulting in a fight.

Police say a group of 20 to 30 people were having a party at an apartment when 10 to 12 Crip affiliated gang members tried to enter the party. The gang affiliated group refused to pay an admission fee of $2 to enter the party. Police say the group then forced their way into the apartment and a fight started. The fight eventually moved outside where the shots were fired.

Police were called to the scene around 12:40 a.m. They say 18-year-old Demetrius Boone had been shot multiple times. He was
still breathing when officers arrived on scene. He was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he later died.

18-year-old Rayshawn Nobles was also injured in the shooting. Nobles was also taken to the hospital.

Police say neither victim is a student at East Carolina University. Friends say the two men had formed a group called "Ca$hFlow" and that Boone was known to friends as DeeJay. They say neither was involved in gangs and Boone had graduated in January from South Central High School.

Officials tell WITN they smelled marijuana when they arrived at the party. Alcohol was also present.

Greenville Police say they have two persons of interest in this case, however at this time, no arrests have been made.

Because of the increasing violent activity in the area, the police department is creating the Pitt County Violent Crime and Gang Task Force.

According to Police, this is the fourth murder in Greenville since November 17th.

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  • by kwamena harrison Location: rocky mount on Feb 26, 2012 at 07:15 PM
    1st off don't judge that man it's not your place. i worked at a group home for troubled teens and this man was one of the teens that was there. he had a very rough childhood. his mother passed away. all of you that don't come from "the hood" dont know what we go through. all you know is what you see on tv. try waking up without the silver spoon in your mouth and see how much your life can change. & the article said it was a fight so who knows he could have just been defending himself at the time. i seen that a doctor had one of the dumbest comments up here. & lets stop blaming obama for the troubles started by the bush family when prescott bush funded the hitler! obama doesnt have any power. the rich are ruining the country!! i wish my homie CALVIN KING luck and i know he's strong enough to handle this like a man.
  • by SCHS student on Feb 4, 2012 at 08:13 AM
    me and demetrius were not close, but we did communicate often...we texted, fellowshipped at get togethers and all.....never would i have thought someone would take the life of such an innocent young man, who did nothing that would harm anyone. it's such a relief to see that the murderer is now behind bars! now demetrius can really rest in peace.
  • by Greenville Physician Location: Greenville on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:38 PM
    OK...say something nice about him....sorry I can't... OK can we say he had a terrible childhood? Can we say he had no parents? Can we say he was deprived of anything? Can we say he was not taken care of by the system we have?..Can we say he never went to school and was taught right from wrong,,,at least from a caregiver? Nope..he made this decision on his own. Its not about skin color. Its about Self Decisions. He made his...and now at the age of 17 will have to pay for it. Too Bad....Just more trash we see everyday in the news....we won't have to deal with him anymore...its his nephews, brothers, and gang members we have to arm ourselves and be ready to deal with when they try to break in our homes..20 years ago you never heard of this...only seldom..but the greenville area and surrouding areas are arming themselves..and the public will win this war against these thugs. Best Advice....knock before you enter or at your own risk.
  • by SCHS Staff on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:54 AM
    I am so pleased that the person who is responsible for the tragic and needless death of a very promising young man is going to be held responsible. However, I feel as if this young man would have made better decisions in life and would have had some guidance in his life. I pray that God helps both families to deal with the lost of their sons!!
  • by ace Location: j ville on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:38 AM
    This is some more garbage the naacp needs to be involved with but will not because this type of crime will not get them donations.
  • by Luis Location: Greenville on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:29 AM
    All over a $2.00 cover charge.
  • by Reality on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:47 AM
    @ I have a dream:This is not history!This is our future.
  • by I have a dream... Location: here on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:50 PM
    Nothing like starting "Black History month" off right. LOL
  • by RN Location: Pitt on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:24 PM
    The government should give us hunters one day to have an open season on thugs and gang members.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville, NC on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:59 PM
    When has not having a drivers license stopped a thug from driving?

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