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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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