POLICE: Man Not Charged, Victims Not Cooperating

Greenville police now say they believe a man apprehended Tuesday afternoon was responsible for a shooting on West 14th Avenue.

But police say there isn't enough probable cause to pursue charges because the victims and witnesses are refusing to cooperate with them.

21-year-old Willie Langley, Jr. was jailed on a probation violation and bond was set at $25,000.

The shooting put nearby Sadie Saulter Elementary School on lockdown for about 25 minutes just before school let out.

Police say 19-year-old Tyrell Cox of Vanceboro and 20-year-old Jamar Clark of Greenville were sitting in a car on West 14th Avenue and Tyson Street when they were shot at Tuesday. Police say the gunman was on a bike.

Police are asking that if anyone has information on this shooting to contact them at 252-329-EYES(3937) or Pitt/Greenville Crimestoppers at 252-758-7777.



Previous Update:

A shootout Tuesday afternoon forced the lockdown at a Greenville elementary school.

Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo says Sadie Saulter Elementary School was put on lockdown just as the school was preparing to dismiss students for the day.

Greenville police blocked off the 1200 block of Battle Drive as part of their investigation where a gray Oldsmobile was hit by gunfire. Police say that car was parked nearby when a suspect on a bicycle approached a Chevy Caprice at West 14th Avenue and Tyson Street and started shooting.

The 19 and 20 year-old men in the Caprice fled without being injured. Police say they returned to the scene and spoke with officers.

Greenville police gave the clearance for Sadie Saulter students to be dismissed around 2:30.

About 3:30 p.m. police surrounded a home on Fleming Street and took one man into custody. As of late Tuesday, police had not reported any charges filed.


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  • by Disturbed Mother Location: Greenville N.C. on Dec 8, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    I am really disappointed in what is going on today and we as people of Greenville need to stick together and get our city back. Innocents are also gettin hurt/killed in this gang nonsense and I don't think we should suffer because these idiots dont want to do anything with their life! I have children also and I refuse to see them get hurt because of this dumbness going on with these idiots in Greenville.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 2, 2010 at 03:07 AM
    Typical!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 at 07:06 PM
    "WELL" said by S in ENC at 8:46 pm...excellent! West Greenville stand up and take back your neighborhoods!!! Stop letting these young punks run you out!! Run them out!!
  • by S Location: ENC on Dec 1, 2010 at 05:46 PM
    Hopefully,these so-called "victims" who will not co-operate nor name the shooters,will definitely get what they really deserve down the road...Maybe next time the "unnamed" shooters might just finish the job & the victims will not have to worry about being uncooperative...Greenville has become a nest of drug addicts,gangs, and welfare losers on the West side...If the residents resent that fact,then they need to step up and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! That includes telling authorities who is doing the crime...if you know about criminal activity & don't report it,then you are just as bad as the criminals are... Don't complain, ACT!
  • by to Back in the 70's on Dec 1, 2010 at 05:34 PM
    There always been school shootings even in the seventies.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 at 05:30 PM
    You can charge them for obstruction of justice if they don't want to talk people. So stop with the stupidity. Plus this has gang written all over it. No one wants this retaliation
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Dec 1, 2010 at 05:05 PM
    To Wow....: No I didn't call, my neighbor called me after the fact and gave me a run down as I left work to arrive on the scene. I then checked security camera footage showing the entire thing unfolding. A few months later when it happened again, once again GPD took 30 minutes to arrive. Did they take finger prints to see if it was the same guy? No. GPD and its leadership are amateurs in my book. I can only judge on what I've seen with my own eyes. Every time I myself have called, they take at least 20-30 minutes to arrive, and are always inconsistent in their investigative process. ALWAYS. But that's okay, they have a new mobile command center. That will make everything better. I mean, surely we need it more than more officers with better training and leadership.
  • by leroy on Dec 1, 2010 at 04:47 PM
    I have a long history in this neighborhood and hope the new $46M connector makes it better. It will change the "locals" into North and South gangs. As cars ride by, they will not no the pain down below.
  • by west side child Location: pitt on Dec 1, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    Don't label the whole neighborhood because of the actions of some.Don't treat us like the cops.May you all be blessed.
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Dec 1, 2010 at 04:30 PM
    Well, I can believe it.No one wants to get involved and the criminals remain on the street.I guess this person is living the code of the streets.Well, next time this criminal shoots another person they will be able to shoot back. All i can say thank you citizen, I hope you will not be his next victim and you would want someone to come forth with information
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