UPDATE: Correct "Day-Day" Suspect Arrested For Greenville Shooting

By: April Davis
By: April Davis
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A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that mistakenly saw a man with the same nick name originally charged.

Devonte "Day-Day" Williams

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that mistakenly saw a man with the same nick name originally charged.

Greenville Police say that warrant officers located and arrested Devonte “Day-Day” Williams on outstanding warrants for attempted first degree murder, felony conspiracy, and assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill inflict serious injury.

Williams was wanted in connection with a shooting that happened Thursday night on Myrtle Avenue.

Daitrieyuaon "Day-Day" Parker turned himself into police after they said he was wanted for the shooting. Police say Williams was the actual suspect wanted for the shooting. The Pitt County District Attorney’s Office is working to dismiss charges against Parker.

Williams is being held on a $2,000,000 secured bond.


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Police say the wrong "Day-Day" was arrested for a shooting that happened last night in Greenville.

This morning Daitrieyuaon "Day-Day" Parker turned himself into police after they said he was wanted for the shooting on Myrtle Avenue.

Now, police say additional information shows the suspect is instead Devonte "Day-Day" Williams, who is now wanted on assault with a deadly weapon charge.

Police are now working with the Pitt County District Attorney's Office to dismiss charges against Parker in the case.

The victim, Javez Simpson, ended up being arrested himself for several outstanding warrants after being treated at Vidant Medical Center.

Police now believe Thursday's shooting may be in retaliation for another incident last year.


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Police say the search for an armed and dangerous man is over.

Greenville police said 20-year-old Daitrieyuaon Parker was arrested at 7 a.m. on Friday.

Police said they had been looking for him since they responded to a call of a shooting on Myrtle Avenue Thursday night.

Investigators arrested the victim, Javez Simpson, on outstanding warrants for misdemeanor drug and traffic offenses after he was treated at Vidant Medical Center for a gunshot wound.

Investigators have now charged Parker with attempted murder, felony conspiracy, and assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.

Parker was not granted bond and will have a first appearance Friday.

Police said Parker has at least 10 prior arrests including some for common law robbery, drug offenses, and trespassing.


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Greenville Police say they arrested a man who was shot on Myrtle Avenue Thursday night and they're still looking for the man who shot him, 20-year-old Daitrieyuaon Parker, also called "Day-Day." Parker is wanted on the charge of attempted murder and is considered armed and dangerous.

Police say Javez Simpson was arrested after he was released from the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound he suffered about 6:00p.m. Thursday. Simpson was arrested on 5 outstanding arrest warrants for failure to appear in court.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Parker should call the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-4315.

Police say additional arrests are possible.


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Greenville Police are looking for suspects after a shooting in the street that sent a man to the hospital Thursday night. Police say about 6:00 p.m. Thursday officers responded to the report of shots fired in front of 1209 Myrtle Avenue and found 5-8 shell casings in the street. Police say 37 year old Javez Simpson was taken in a private car to Vidant Medical Center. Police say Simpson was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released from the hospital about 7:30 p.m.

Witnesses told police 3 suspects met Simpson in the street, and a verbal dispute between them led to the suspects shooting at Simpson. The 3 suspects reportedly fled west on Myrtle Avenue across West 14th Street.

Detectives say the shooting appears to be the result of an ongoing dispute, but other possible motives are still being investigated.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-4315.


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