UPDATE: Teen Arrested For Greenville Shooting

A teen has been arrested for a Greenville shooting Friday afternoon, and another was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries . Police say they were fighting over a bicycle.

19-year-old Markais Allen is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon. Police say he shot 19-year-old Debracy Barnes in the back after they fought over a bike.

Officers responded just after 5:00 p.m. Friday to the 800 block of Fleming Street and arrested Allen a few minutes later about a block away on Tyson Street. A police canine assisted in locating Allen and the weapon used in the shooting.

Allen is being held on a $250,000 bond.

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Greenville police are investigating a shooting Friday afternoon.

It happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Fleming Street. Police tell us one man was shot in the back and was alive when he was rushed to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

A few minutes later police apprehended a suspect about a block away on Tyson Street. It all happened near the old Sadie Saulter School.

Greenville police remain at the scene.

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  • by Real Mrs.Tee Tee Location: G-Vagas on Oct 18, 2011 at 06:49 AM
    Well so all you that comment do you not know that family do read these comments.But we would really thank you for all your support an not your judgey comments. You never know when you'll be in our shoes you can't judge anybody parents because of the child's actions or teen, addult whatever you call it. So remember family do read things like this an Mr.Barnes will be just find for (God knows where he's heart is and God will protect him)....But Thanks For your good support.
  • by Elmer Fudd on Oct 16, 2011 at 05:37 PM
    MU-MU-MUST have been GA-GA-GA-GOLD twenty inch WIM'S
  • by Hardy Har Har on Oct 16, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    He can't be guilty, he's not old enough to legally own a gun!
  • by Ordnanceman Location: Persian Gulf on Oct 16, 2011 at 02:01 AM
    Typical thug; such a coward he had to shoot someone in the back, over a bicycle. I bet he was the one in "school" if he even went that waited until you turned around to hit you. PUNK!
  • by Stan Location: Greenville on Oct 15, 2011 at 06:01 PM
    Occupy Wall Street will fix all of this. They will love all over these guys and sing with them and hold talks with them and make it all better. No need to get tougher on time. That is mean spirited.
  • by wenc on Oct 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    in their blood, steal, rob and kill
    • reply
      by oobagij on Oct 17, 2011 at 08:22 PM in reply to wenc
      you got that right
  • by Sandy Location: Greenville on Oct 15, 2011 at 12:01 PM
    Until our judicial system starts doing something with all people that break the law...this is what we are going to get. Being on jury duty will really give you a wake up call..drug dealers well you get a suspended sentence and they go outside talking on the cell phone and probably making another drug deal right then. I feel sorry for Law Enforcement Officers they risk their lives and the juducial system puts them right back on the streets.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Oct 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM
    I don't know what the big deal is... This isn't out of the ordinary for West Greenville. This is all part of Natural Selection and we should let them eliminate each other. Not good to mess with mother nature!
    • reply
      by T on Oct 15, 2011 at 07:19 PM in reply to Chris
      Chris.. Great post,however they are like the Taliban..Kill one and another steps up to fill his shoes.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    There was actually another shooting this morning.
  • by DeAnna on Oct 15, 2011 at 09:16 AM
    So sad, shot someone over a bicycle. I hate to see what he would do if it was something that was really worth fighting over. And the even sadder thing is if he goes to prison, all it will do is make him more educated in how to be a thug.
    • reply
      by Why So Sad? on Oct 16, 2011 at 08:06 AM in reply to DeAnna
      This is the way they chose to live their lives. Feel proud! (black pride?)
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