911 Call In Kleber Shooting Death

New details about a Florida man shot and killed at his son's Greenville apartment Sunday morning.

We have the 911 call 25-year-old Kevin Kleber made after his father, 55-year-old Roy Kleber, was shot and killed. It's a shooting police say the younger Kleber now admits to, after first saying a black man did it.

Kevin Kleber sounds emotional and out of breath as he calls 911 for help shortly before 7:00 a.m. Sunday. That help arrived within minutes, but Roy Kleber was already dead.

Dispatcher: "Pitt county 911?"

Kleber: "A man just entered my apartment and shot my father."

Dispatcher: "Is he breathing, check for me, is he breathing?"

Kleber: "I don't think so. Oh god."

The dispatcher sent police and an ambulance to Kleber's University Park apartment on East 10th street. Kleber told police his father was there helping him move out.

Dispatcher: "Is the assailant still nearby?"

Kleber: "Uh no. He went out (unintelligible)."

The dispatcher gave instructions to start CPR. Within minutes, help arrived and the phone went dead.

So far, Kleber is only charged with obstruction of justice while authorities continue to investigate and consider other charges. He was released on a $50,000 bond and has his next court appearance is April 14th.

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Greenville police say a son fabricated a story that another man shot and killed his father early Sunday morning. Chief William Anderson says Kevin Kleber has admitted to shooting his dad.

So far they have charged Kleber with obstruction of justice.

55 year old Roy Kleber was found fatally shot in the neck Sunday morning at University Park Apartments in Greenville.

Anderson says the son will face additional charges, but that their investigation is on-going. He told reporters that it has not been determined if the shooting was an accident or not. Police did say there were two shots fired from the son's 9mm handgun.

The chief says they have to determine a motive before figuring out what charges he'll face. Anderson says they will also consult with the district attorney before filing those charges.

The arrest warrant for obstruction says Kleber gave false information to police as they investigated his father's robbery and homicide. It says Kleber knew the information was false and that he committed "deceit and with intent to defraud the Greenville Police Department."

Kleber says he saw three men in the apartment parking lot early Sunday morning and one of them came into his apartment and shot his dad. On Monday, police released a composite sketch of a black man, based on the description given to them by Kleber.

After getting charged with obstruction of justice, which is a felony, Kleber was released on a $50,000 bond.

Kleber is a former East Carolina University student. ECU says Kleber enrolled twice, in the fall of 2004 and then again in the spring of 2007. School records show he intended to be a biology major, but never graduated from the university.



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We could learn some new information Thursday into the murder of a man in Greenville over the weekend.

Greenville Police say 55-year-old Roy Kleber of Florida was shot and killed at apartment 3-H at University Park apartments Sunday morning as he helped his son pack up to move.

Police have released a composite sketch based on information given to them by Kleber's son, Kevin.

Greenville police plan to hold a news conference Thursday morning regarding Roy Kleber's death.

Stay with WITN and witn.com for updates.

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Police have released a sketch of a murder suspect who they say gunned down a father as he was helping his son move.

Roy Kleber was shot early Sunday morning at University Park Apartments. Police say Kleber's son, Kevin, told police that he saw three men in the apartment's parking lot and one of them came in, uninvited. A fight began and the elder Kleber was shot.

Police say the shooter is a black man with light complexion with acne scar, in his early 20's, 6'0" to 6'2" tall, wearing a white shirt under a "puffy" heavy coat with a black wrap on his head.

Anyone that may have seen the man, accompanied by two other men in the area of 10th & Elm Streets or the 1100 block of E. 10th St. late Saturday night or early Sunday morning should contact the Greenville Police Major Crimes Unit at 252-329-4372.


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Greenville Police say they found a 55-year-old man dead with an apparent gunshot wound Sunday morning at University Park Apartments.

According to police they responded to a call of a person that had been shot at 6:50 a.m. at 1112 East 10th Street Apartment 3H. When officers arrived they found 55-year-old Roy Kleber of Florida dead.

Detectives along with Forensics Specialists with the Greenville police department responded to the scene and continue to investigate and gather evidence.

Neighbors tell WITN that Kleber was helping his son who lived in the University Park Apartments move out.

No further information has been released.

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.

Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.


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  • by Real American wolf Location: Pitt on Jan 27, 2011 at 06:03 PM
    Blaming a black person is something.Blacks are blamed for enough bad stuff.First thing came into his sick mind was a black man. Fact is whoever does the crime should do the time.He should face his on evil and stop the blame game.
  • by Bonnie Location: Greenville on Jan 17, 2011 at 09:32 PM
    I really don't think it's a black or white thing when it comes to crimes and how the punishment is given out. It's all in who you know, the connections that you have, and how fat your wallet is.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM
    huey p. newton Location: greenville on Jan 14, 2011 at 01:40 PM "they rather lock us up in cages than to see us succeed. when we succeed they think of ways for our down fall." Amen brother - this descibes the Democrat party to a tee. Keep em poor, stupid, and depending on the government.
  • by adolf Location: germantown on Jan 15, 2011 at 03:37 PM
    to huey (fig or is that ni..) newton. you will stay down as long as i want you down. what would the PO PO do without DAN!
  • by ECUPIR8 Location: wilson on Jan 15, 2011 at 03:02 PM
    Ok people, if Greenville Police really thought this guy was guilty of first degree murder and the evidence showed that, he WOULD be in jail with probably no bond. I think there's something more here and apparently the evidence shows that too. I think it could have been an accident where the gun was the last thing to load up before they drove to Florida and maybe it went off or something and the son knew it looked bad so in a panic he tried to cover up the truth with that pathetic "third guy" story. He's the only witness, so who knows and now that he lied, that will hurt his credibility when he tells them the "truth" Its sad what happened here whatever the real story is... a family has suffered tremendous loss of a father and the demise of a son.
  • by bt on Jan 15, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    Every day my rights are violated as is each and almost everyone else's. Until it get's personal I don't care. You dweebs complain about this and that and everything under the sun. My condolences to the people that cared for this dad.
  • by Are You serious? Location: Raleigh on Jan 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    @Fedup most people who receive food stamps, medicaid, and wic are white..whites are the majority race so they do receive more govt assistance than any other race from the above social programs to tax breaks...read about the poor people in the appalachacian mountains in nc...are they black no. No matter what race ppl are you shouldn't give labels b/c you will never know what obstacles you will face in life...
  • by jay Location: greenville on Jan 14, 2011 at 02:14 PM
    U.S. incarceration rates by race, June 30, 2006: Whites: 409 per 100,000 Latinos: 1,038 per 100,000 Blacks: 2,468 per 100,000...If blacks didnt commit as many crimes as the white man then we wouldnt look for fire when we see smoke....this is a statistic not a opinion but a true statistic..so jackie you say black is will return to be kings and queens..but try not to kill each other all first...remember the guy that killed mr clay from the wrecker service...let me guess he called up gpd and said that he was the one that killed him just wanted to let you know..no he tried to hide it so lets call the NAACP and see if they got his back to
  • by BRANDON Location: GREENVILLE on Jan 14, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    FLOWER2 who is afraid to put her real name please hush with your blacks are not treated fair mess....
  • by Raleigh Lady Location: Raleigh, NC on Jan 14, 2011 at 12:07 PM
    Al I got to say is that the black man was not at fault the son was. This is not a racist thing that the people are writing about. We are talking about the stereotyping that is done daily against the black culture. Something needs to be done about the lie he told, I may not know this jerk. But he shore as hell has pissed me off. Blaming my culture, shoot maybe he should have blamed on the alcohol. Like seriously.
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