FIRST ON WITN: Shooting Suspect Arrested

Greenville police arrested Reggie Tyson Tuesday for a shooting that took place Sunday and injured a four-year-old.

Police say Tyson shot through the front door in Montressa Wilkins's apartment on Frontgate Drive in Greenville. The shooting injured her four-year-old son, Terron.

Tyson will make his first court appearance Wednesday morning. He is being held on $175,000 bond.


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The mother of a four year old who was injured in a Sunday shooting says her son is fine and back in school today.

Montressa Wilkins tells WITN News that her son Terron was not actually hit by gunfire, but was struck by debris caused by the shooting.

Greenville police have warrants out for Reggie Tyson, charging him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

Wilkins says Tyson is the father of her other two children. She says they got into an argument outside of her apartment at Woodland Apartments, and as she was walking back inside she heard the noise that turned out to be a gunshot.

Police say Tyson fired through the front door of the apartment and the four year old was standing just inside that door.

The mother says she is shocked by what happened, saying she didn't think Tyson was capable of something like this. Wilkins says they've had arguments in the past, but not one that ended in gunfire.


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Greenville police have secured warrants against a man they say is responsible for a shooting that injured a four year old.

Police are looking for 21-year-old Reggie Tyson. Tyson's described as 6'4" and 150 lbs. Police say he lives at Woodland Apartments, which is the complex where Sunday's shooting took place.

Police have warrants to charge Tyson with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-EYES(3937) or Pitt/Greenville Crimestoppers at 252-758-7777 or by texting “PITTGV” and their information to 274637.

Police are investigating whether the four-year-old boy who was struck was hit by the bullet or by debris from the door getting shot. The shooting happened after an argument between Tyson and Montressa Wilkins, according to police.



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According to Greenville Police a 4 year old was injured in a shooting Sunday at an apartment on Frontgate Drive.

Police say they responded to the shooting around 5:30 p.m. According to the person living there, Montressa Wilkins, she had gotten into a verbal altercation with a male acquaintance and then went inside her apartment. Wilkins then says the acquaintance returned to the scene with a handgun and fired through the front door of the apartment.

Police say a 4-year-old male standing just inside the door suffered a minor laceration to the left side of his face. It is not known if the child was struck by debris from the door or by the round fired from the gun.

Police say they have identified a suspect and are seeking warrants.
They say the investigation is ongoing.


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