A memorial service will be held Thursday for the teen killed in a shooting this weekend at Pirates Cove Apartments which police say was gang-related.
The victim's friend and mentor Jermaine Harrison tells WITN the service to remember 18-year-old Demetrius "Deejay" Boone will be at the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Police say they have two people of interest in the case, but no one has been arrested.
Friends of a murder victim in Greenville, the fourth in less than three weeks, are speaking, remembering his life.
Police say 18-year-old Demetrius "Deejay" Boone was killed in the early Sunday morning shooting at Pirates Cove apartments. His friend Rayshawn nobles was shot and remains in the hospital.
Boone lived with his close friends and mentors, Jermaine and Tanika Harrison, in Winterville. They say their lives will never be the same now that he's gone.
Boone graduated from South Central high school earlier this year. The Harrisons say like always, he was happy and smiling. They say music was a huge part of his life and say Boone, along with Nobles, made up the rap group "Cashflow", and recorded at their home.
Jermain Harrison says, "Deejay was a kind person, full of energy, very positive. In no way was he affiliated in any gangs, in no way was he affiliated in any shooting activities."
Greenville Police say Boone and Nobles were at a birthday party at Pirates Cove apartments when a group of 10 to 12 Crip-affiliated gang members tried to enter the party shortly after 12:30. Officers say the men didn't want to pay the $2.00 admission fee and forced their way inside, where a fight broke out. They say the fight moved outside, where shots were fired.
Police say they have two people of interest in the case, but so far, no arrests have been made.
A teen is dead after shots rang out at a birthday party early Sunday at the Pirates Cove apartment complex in Greenville. Police say gang members tried to force their way into the party, resulting in a fight.
Police say a group of 20 to 30 people were having a party at an apartment when 10 to 12 Crip affiliated gang members tried to enter the party. The gang affiliated group refused to pay an admission fee of $2 to enter the party. Police say the group then forced their way into the apartment and a fight started. The fight eventually moved outside where the shots were fired.
Police were called to the scene around 12:40 a.m. They say 18-year-old Demetrius Boone had been shot multiple times. He was
still breathing when officers arrived on scene. He was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he later died.
18-year-old Rayshawn Nobles was also injured in the shooting. Nobles was also taken to the hospital.
Police say neither victim is a student at East Carolina University. Friends say the two men had formed a group called "Ca$hFlow" and that Boone was known to friends as DeeJay. They say neither was involved in gangs and Boone had graduated in January from South Central High School.
Officials tell WITN they smelled marijuana when they arrived at the party. Alcohol was also present.
Greenville Police say they have two persons of interest in this case, however at this time, no arrests have been made.
Because of the increasing violent activity in the area, the police department is creating the Pitt County Violent Crime and Gang Task Force.
According to Police, this is the fourth murder in Greenville since November 17th.