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UPDATE: Greenville Gang Member Arrested For Shooting

A gang member in Greenville is behind bars today, accused of shooting a fellow gang member one week ago.

Greenville police say Rontrell Hooks was arrested Wednesday night. Police officer Drueschler located Hooks on Frontgate Dr. around 10:40 p.m. Police say Hooks ran but was captured after a brief foot chase.

Hooks is now charged with Assault With a Deadly Weapon With Intent to Kill for the shooting of Jamar Clark on River Bluff Drive on the afternoon of May 3. Both Clark and Hooks are members of the Bloods street gang, police say.

Hooks was also charged with one count each of Resist, Obstruct & Delay, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Hooks was jailed under a $200,000 secured bond.



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Police say they now have warrants out for a man wanted for Thursday afternoon's gang-related shooting outside of a Greenville apartment.

Rontrell Hooks of Greenville is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.

Police say Hooks considered armed and dangerous and is a known gang member, who is affiliated with the Bloods street gang. They say the 20-year-old had multiple prior arrests for assaults.

Jamar Clark was hit by gunfire around 1:35 p.m. outside of 114 River Bluff Road.

Police say Clark is also a known gang member with the Bloods. He says the shooting is part of a long standing dispute between rivals.

Anyone having information about Hooks should call the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-4315.


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Police say a shooting Thursday afternoon outside a Greenville apartment complex was gang-related.

Sgt. Joe Friday says Jamar Clark was hit by gunfire at least once. The shooting happened around 1:35 p.m. outside of 114 River Bluff Road.

Friday says Clark is a known gang member with the Bloods street gang. He says the shooting is part of a long standing dispute between rivals.

Police do not know yet how many times Clark was hit. They say he was alert and responsive before being taken to Vidant Medical Center where he's in stable condition.

Clark, according to police, has prior arrests for assault on a female and for resisting arrest.


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