Deadly Shooting Latest In String Of Violence At Greenville Apartment Complexes

Sunday's shooting death in Greenville is the latest in a string of violence at apartment complexes this year that are popular for ECU students.

Sunday morning's deadly shooting is the fourth shooting at such apartment complexes this year, three of them deadly.

The first happened back in January at University Park off of 10th street. In that case police say 25- year-old Kevin Kleber shot his father 55-year-old Roy Kleber--who had been in town to help his son move.

In October 18-year-old Keyonn Parkin was stabbed and killed at Pirates Place apartments during an argument. Police arrested 18-year-old Christopher Brauer in that case.

In November shots rang out at a party at the Bellamy apartments hitting two ecu students and another man. Students i spoke to say it all has their attention.

Some students we talked with feel more should be done to try and keep things safe. Others say there is only so much that can be done and what's happening could happen anywhere.

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  • by Bitter on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:40 AM
    Don't know the whole story, but this for sure is what I do know. The DA, will do nothing, like he has always done. This is just my opinion, they only see one less BLACK man on the street. This will ALWAYS be MY opinion until proven otherwise. If the shooter is found and held accountable, I will stand corrected, but until then.....probably one of the murderers they let walk 2years ago!!!
  • by billings Location: gville on Dec 6, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    the Democrats want these thugs on probation cause they want felons to Vote!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 at 05:55 PM
    ECU needs to increase its dorm space and get long term leases on appartments for students. Control access control what goes on and you will starve the dealers out. They will move on. However, as long as there is a lucrative market for drugs in this town these guys will hang around prey on the inoccent. Increase police presence, increase sentences send a message that greenville is a inhospitiable environment for drug dealers and gangs. Without chnages this city is deep trouble.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 at 04:25 PM
    The problem is section 8 residents are mixing in with apartments that traditionally catered to college students.
  • by Greg Location: Grenville on Dec 6, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    The college students buy drugs which equals drug dealers and thugs which equals guns which equals shootings and violence. Correct me if i'm wrong.
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      by LOL! on Dec 6, 2011 at 05:30 PM in reply to Greg
      George: I've read this written here before, but for a lack of better response- "welcome to 1967"!!! Are you REALLY this CONCRETE? C'mon, mannnn..., even an ol' "partier" like you can see many more layers of nuance here. Work with me, Greg... work with all of us... by the way... allow me to be the first one to welcome you to the 21st century!!!... (obligatory balloons, fireworks, toasts, homages, and cliched statements aside). You've made it Greg! Now hold on tight for 2001! (By the way... in 2011... Irene is only a "Cat. 1", but packs a surprising punch. Don't say you were'nt forewarned)
  • by Concerned Location: Winterville on Dec 6, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    It is time that the judicial system design a better method for dealing with those who are committing crimes that kills or endangers others. Once arrested, a trial should occur within 30 days of the arrest followed by sentencing. The "Chain Gang" system should be implemented that requires criminals to clean the roadways. Hard labor surely who soften the criminals. The jails and prisons need to be designed to provide the basic quarters - bunk bed, sink, commode. Recreational leisures should definitely be removed. I have actually heard young men refer to Pitt Co. Detention Center as being a "social spot" because they know just about everyone in there. In summary, the punishment should parallel the crime. Criminals have advantages over their victims, esp. when the victim is killed in the commitment of a crime.
  • by Parent Location: Greenville on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    As the parent of a child that was robbed by gunpoint outside his apartment this year by three black males, I understand how everyone feels. These thugs were caught and are going to jail soon. It's not ECU students comitting the majority of these crimes but thugs from West Greenville that cross over the railroad tracks and terrorize good students. The vast majority of all violent crime committed in Greenville are committed by young thug males from west of the railroad tracks. The numbers don't lie, the pictures on WITN don't lie, sometimes the truth is right in front of our faces. If it hurts, clean your own house up.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    Ignorant to blame the students. In most cases they are the victims here. The problem lies west of Evans St.
  • by a smart person Location: Greenville on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:33 AM
    If you people are so worried about shootings you need to extricate yourself from situations where you cannot control the situations. Mainly Parties and downtown. Secondly, another way you can protect yourself is to practice your second amendment right to Bear Arms. If you are are 21 or older why not take your concealed carry course and apply for your CCW. Take your safety in your own hands and protect yourself. "WHEN SECONDS COUNT, THE POLICE ARE ONLY MINUTES AWAY". Now if you have a permit then your common sense would tell you to stay away from the places where alcohol is served. Take care of yourself and worry about that first. And to whoever commented and said "the police always show up after it happens".......NO CRAP they are human and cant see the future. And if the cops were there, most likely you wouldnt be either. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. that is all
  • by Disgusted Location: Greenville on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    The Chief's response sickens me! Do college students party all over America? Yes. Do the parties often involve alcohol and marijuana? Yes. Welcome to 1967. Are there sometimes tragic results when you combine alcohol and teenagers? Of course. But, the rampant violent crime in Greenville and the prevalance of so many gangsters has absolutley NOTHING to do with college parties and much to do with many other reasons in our society. This is the Police Chief in an absolutley apalling and shameful way trying to deflect blame to get the public off his back! Often times these students are the vitcims of these criminals. He should be made to first apologize and then resign from office! The City Council is also to blame for enabling the harming of our citizenry in the name of "PC". The lazy media just goes alomg for the ride, too intimidated or incompetent to ask the serious question and do real journalism. Meanwhile, the violence continues and all the players point their fingers at the wrong places to try to distract. Disgusting!
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