Law Enforcement Agencies Work Together To Get A Handle On Gang Violence

Gunshots and the possibility of gang violence terrorizing one city in the east is the reason the city's chief organized a meeting with all agencies in the county to help fight the violence.

Four homicides in three weeks in the city of Greenville alone has officers banding together.

Last weekend 18-year-old Demetrius Boone died when he was shot at a party by alleged gang members.

Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks says most of the violence happens in city, like the apartment complexes. He says they're are willing to help Greenville police and all agencies in the county bring down the level of violent crimes by all joining forces. "I think it's a very manageable issue. I think it's all about enforcement and how you deal with it in the community by a show of force and being consistent.

We asked to speak to Chief William Anderson about the task force, but were told he will talk about it Thursday during the media's weekly meeting.


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