Reward Offered In Triple Shooting At Bellamy Apartments

Greenville police say a reward up to $5,000 is being offered for information on who shot two East Carolina students and a third man over the weekend at a party.

Jalen Bynum of Burlington, and Tyler Nicholson of Raleigh, both who are ECU students, along with Johncie Wilson of Greensboro were wounded in the shooting early Saturday morning at Bellamy Apartments. Police say a man pulled out a handgun and fired into the crowd, striking the three men.

Police Tuesday afternoon said the owners of the apartment complex are partnering with Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers to get information on this case. So far police have only released a broad description of the gunman.

Anyone with information on the shootings should call Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

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Two East Carolina University students and a third man were shot inside a Greenville apartment complex this weekend.

Greenville police say three people were reported shot at the Bellamy Apartments around 12:50 a.m. Sunday.

A police report lists the victims as Jalen Bynum, 19, of Burlington, Tyler Nicholson, 20, of Raleigh and Johncie Wilson, 21 of Greensboro. ECU says Bynum and Nicholson are students at the university.

Pitt County Memorial Hospital says they have no patient information on Bynum and Nicholson, while Wilson was treated and released from the hospital.

Officials said the shootings happened inside an apartment during a party. The detective on the case has 40 or more witnesses to interview as he works to piece the case together.

One of the victims, who did not want to be identified, told WITN News he he went with friends to a party at the Bellamy early Sunday morning. The victim told us he wasn't there three minutes before he saw people running from building 2221.

The man says when he turned to run back to the parking lot, he heard three to four shots. He says two of those bullets hit him in the leg. The victim is now thinking twice about going to any more house parties.

The Bellamy Apartments are located on Bellamy Circle, off County Home Rd. on the south side of Greenville.

The phone number to Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers is (252) 758-7777. You can also text "PITTGV" and crime information to 274637, or enter information online by clicking here.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:17 PM
    Underwater basketweaving degree, right?
  • by ginger Location: raleigh on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    My two kids (ECU students) lived at Bellamy last year. An absolute disaster. Had to call the cops almost every weekend for noise and drunkeness. Absolutely no quiet to study during exam week. We stayed a few nights during football season. Pounding noise until 4AM. No wonder this stuff happens. I guess these kids parents (or federal aid) pay for this until they officially flunk out? Thankfully they found a small duplex to rent this year.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 01:08 PM in reply to ginger
      A college apartment complex is going to have party's no matter what complex or what college you go to hahaha sorry your kids wernt' invited. I'm glad they found a duplex that mostly older people live in, good for them. Please let your kids enjoy the "college life" you know it's not the end of the world to enjoy a party with music and people socializing is it???? After graduating 5 years ago and having a good job that I landing right out of ECU, ask me what I miss most........the parties duhhhh!!!! Ask me what my gpa was........3.4!!!!!!!!! And yes I studied but not 24-7 thankfully you don't have to as long as you keep up with your work. Tell your kids to enjoy life and there are ways to balance school and still have fun!!!! I wouldn't change anything about my college experience
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    That is the best idea I've heard yet. I'm tired of all these non-ECU students crowding onto our buses. They should allow 1 or 2 guests per onecard...
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    I don't know why it got shutdown. Let's compare a club to a house party. A club has security guards who can stop a crime before it is committed and check for weapons upon entering. A club has the Police outside of it and they are aware of the event and location which would lead to immediate actions if something such a shooting were to occur. House Parties has none of this and police have to investigate and put pieces of information together in order to find out what really haappened.Crimes will be commited but we can eliminate some of it by bringing a facility such as Paradise back to Greenville's downtown social setting.
  • by Reality Check Location: Greenville on Nov 15, 2011 at 06:07 PM
    Once again WITN has failed in it's responsibility to report all of the news. The Daily Reflecotr has reported that the suspect in this case is a black male and provides a height, build, and complexion description. However, WITN has once again chosen to omit this important information from it's story. How pathetic that those in power at WITN are so scared of offending the NAACP that they won't even do their job!
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      by Huh on Nov 15, 2011 at 06:32 PM in reply to Reality Check
      Yeah, That's a great description...really oughta help narrow things down!!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    I see complaints and statistics about how dangerous Greenville is but who is offering suggestions?...
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM in reply to
      Actions are needed; not suggestions. Those persons would be the elected city council people, Chief of Police, their Mayor, SBI, and the judicial system. Otherwise, hiring a SWAT team to patrol the areas where the most crime happens might really be the best option.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:23 AM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
        You are absolutly right but before action is taken we must point out the issue..well we all see the problem is with the greenville crime rate. We must then come to an agreement on how we are going to do this before we can take action. If the city council people, Chief of Police, their Mayor, SBI, and the judicial system are not doing what they need to do to by ensuring us of our safety then we need to come together, make a plan, and act on it. I agree with the SWAT team patroling but if the offenders are aware that the SWAT team is on patrol in the most dangerous areas they will only began to prey on those of the "not-so-dangerous" areas.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 04:23 PM
    As an ECU student I must say that we are college students and we are going to party because that is part of the college experience. House parties are becoming more popular now for the simple fact that the club that African-Americans tend to go to got shut down. House parties are dangerous because they don't have security guards and there isn't a lot of space in those small apartments which may cause some conflict. To simplify issues such as the one that occurred on Saturday evening we may need to get another club for the black people to attend. There are plenty of other clubs that could have gotten shut down and I believe that because Paradise was the chosen one events such as this recent shooting will continue to happen.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 08:18 PM in reply to
      Why are they shutdown?
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:01 AM in reply to
      For the same type of recurring crime as the one reported in this article.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:58 AM in reply to
      I dont know why they shutdown, but lets look at house parties vs clubs. clubs security guards who can stop violence and check for weapons upon entering, police outside of the building, and police are aware of the fact there are a group of ppl party and in what location. So again, there will be crimes committed, but we can eliminate some of it by bring a facility such as Paradise back to Greenville's downtown social setting.
  • by JP Location: vegas on Nov 15, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    I think these large apartment complexes need to hire off duty officers for security in the evenings. It should not have to be this way, but if the students know there are actual officers and not just unarmed guards they may act with alittle more sense. One other thing is, the nonresidents should have to check in with security before they enter these large complexes. This will not cover everyone that gets in but it will cover a large majority. So if something criminal happens they will already have a list of suspects..... Until the next shooting.......
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      by Lola at JP on Nov 15, 2011 at 05:26 PM in reply to JP
      Check in with security? What is this the TSA now? Why don't we just surrender all of our rights? Give me a break.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    this is stupid, the people that live there shouldn't feel less safe now, it was a party & it happened at the party. if you stay away from the parties like this, you're fine. There wasn't some dude walking around the complex with a gun.
  • by Anoynamous on Nov 15, 2011 at 07:24 AM
    I personally think the bellamy is the worse thing to happen to my neighborhood i live in kitrell nice upper class townhomes why they would throw up an aparment complex right next to us is beyond me!! I have heard from police officers and friends that live in the bellamy of how many rapes and fights happen there every weekend. my friend has had a gun shoved in her face more than once out there while walking from her car to her building it is rediculous !!!!
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      by BrewSlinger on Nov 15, 2011 at 03:38 PM in reply to Anoynamous
      Uhh...your townhouses and the Bellamy were built at the same time.
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      by Oh really? on Nov 15, 2011 at 05:27 PM in reply to Anoynamous
      Hahahahahahaha wow! There is no such thing as an "upperclass town home" and your view on the area is a little delusional.

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