Police Make Arrest In Rickshaw Taxi Shooting

Police say they've made an arrest in the robbery and shooting of a rickshaw taxi driver two weeks ago on a Greenville street.

Marcus Harris of Greenville is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault by pointing a gun, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Damien Lovett, an employee of Peddlin' Pirates, was shot the night of October 15th on Rotary Street.

Lovett was shot in his thigh, according to an owner of the business. The 33-year-old Greenville man was shot with a .45 caliber gun, with the bullet exiting his leg.

The owner says they first tried to rob his driver and didn't get any money. He said a few minutes later after the driver had peddled home, the same vehicle came by and fired multiple shots.

Police say there's another suspect in the case and more charges are expected.


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  • by bn on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    I'm glad they got this young "man" off the streets, however I think he should face more charges such as attempted murder! If you get mad because the person you were trying to rob didn't have money then come back and search for that person with an intention to harm, then to me, that is attempted murder! Lets get this guy and make him pay for what he has done, the GPD lets convicts like this off to easy. Glad to have another thug off the streets
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      by even better on Nov 4, 2011 at 01:43 PM in reply to bn
      i think it was such a malicious act you could call it a hate crime. hate against working people who hardly have any money to give to thieves.
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      by REM on Nov 7, 2011 at 03:09 AM in reply to bn
      The GPD can only arrest; they are not responsible for what he is convicted in during his court proceedings. Why do police get all the blame?
  • by citizen Location: greenville on Nov 3, 2011 at 09:47 PM
    congrats to the gpd... at least there is one less dangerous person out in the streets although I am sure he will be right back out there very soon!
  • by absolutely on Nov 3, 2011 at 03:37 PM
    if i were the parents of the victim i would push for an attempted murder charge. if he was shooting at the victim while the victim was seated on a rickshaw, i think his shot was 'lucky' because in that range from an assumed distance from the rickshaw he couldve hit him alot higher.
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      by what i meant was on Nov 3, 2011 at 07:32 PM in reply to absolutely
      do they have evidence that he aimed? unless it was almost point blank, this should definitely be considered attempted murder!! and if he aimed, i hope the victim sues for wages lost, pain and suffering, etc... and makes the fool work it off til hes old enough to know better.
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        by REM on Nov 4, 2011 at 03:59 AM in reply to what i meant was
        "and makes the fool work it off til hes old enough to know better." - LOL! LOL, that's a good one right there! Make criminals "work"? Haha, for a minute I though you were serious.
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          by or on Nov 4, 2011 at 01:43 PM in reply to REM
          i suppose time behind bars will suffice as 'work'
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          by REM on Nov 7, 2011 at 03:08 AM in reply to REM
          If by "work" you mean watch TV, get an free college education, dental, vision, medical, gym, library, etc. then yes. The burden for taxpayers is more than $300,000 per inmate.
  • by Chuck on Nov 3, 2011 at 03:13 PM
    I Cannot understand why the GPD cannot get these thugs like this off the streets. Do routine checks on people.Might find guns or weapons. GPD used to do traffic stops on vehicles in wee hours of night.
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      by no way! on Nov 4, 2011 at 03:57 PM in reply to Chuck
      not 'routine checks'! thats what everyones always complaining about when theres a drug bust anyways. yeah i agree with you, do what is necessary and get these punks off my air.
  • by clint on Nov 3, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    The working man had no cash on him. Dang! That's just rude. Lets kill him!....
  • by George Location: Kinston on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    Reply to amh. How many rednecks have you seen arrested lately?
  • by brown Location: anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:31 PM
    BOOK Em' JOE!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:10 PM
    Glad you got him. I am surprised he was not charged with attempted murder.
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      by scarlett on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:47 PM in reply to
      poor baby! can't you see hes' had a bad childhood? Not his fault at all right?
  • by m on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:03 PM
    Looks like another fine G-Vegas citizen
  • by Bob on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:02 PM
    he's really a good person, can't you tell....
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      by oshawnetta on Nov 3, 2011 at 03:38 PM in reply to Bob
      Hooo weeeeee !! He sho' be lookin' like be had been doin' somethin dat won't right !!
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      by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 at 03:39 PM in reply to Bob
      lol at least his name is easy to pronounce
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