Good Samaritan Turns Out To Be Gunman In Greenville

A Greenville woman was shot by a man she thought was trying to help her while she was standing on the side of the road.

It happened early Wednesday morning. Police say the woman was pulled over on the shoulder of Thomas Langston Road near South Bend because she had a flat tire.

The 22-year-old told police the alleged good samaritan offered his help, then hit her in the back of the head with his gun and robbed her.

The victim did not realize she was shot until she went to the hospital because she was suffering from head pains. The shooter is still on the loose.


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  • by Awareness Location: Winterville on Dec 5, 2008 at 12:04 PM
    Why didn't this story get more publicity? We need more awareness to violent crimes like this. Remember the shooting at the convienient mart off Hwy. 11 not so long ago? The tougher times become the more prevalent these crimes will be! Stay safe and stay alert. I'm always on the defensive when out and about, I hate being this way, but I warn my family to do the same!
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 5, 2008 at 06:51 AM
    Uhmm no, sorry but your comments are just more blathering nonsense. I never said anything about rounding anyone up, although I would like to round up habitual offenders and keep them locked up. A small group of habitual offenders is responsible for the vast majority of crime. Once again from the top, this is not about your silly feelings, it is about statistics and probabilities. Although it is certainly possible that you may get robbed or assaulted by a white person, it is much more likely that the perp will be black. That is not racist or non-racist, it is simply a statistical fact. Your statement that "anyone is capable of commiting a crime" is so generalized that it is meaningless. My 86 year old grandmother is technically capable of commiting a crime but if you are in the parking lot at the mall I would keep a closer eye on the thugs than on my granny and the rest of the quilting circle if I were you.
  • by uhmm no on Dec 4, 2008 at 07:50 PM
    hey if you want to profile, i think statistically MEN commit more violent crimes than WOMEN, am i right? i mean why not round up all the men and keep an eye on em to make sure theyre not going to do anything they shouldnt? that was for tad. seriously though, anyone is capable of committing a crime. be on the lookout no matter what and dont drop your guard. you dont have to be scared just be smart. im glad this lady got out of this situation with her life. i was robbed at gunpoint once, and that was all, and it traumatized me for a long time, i cannot imagine what this did to someone! its scary and you have nightmares for the longest time. i pray that she will have peace and strength!
  • by Joemama Location: Kinston on Dec 4, 2008 at 05:23 PM
    This sounds like something that would happen or has happend in Kinston.
  • by Langston Farm Mom Location: Winterville on Dec 4, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    I am so disappointed on how comments are being posted on this website. Everyone should be praying for this young lady and her family. I live in this subdivision where this girl was shot, so I should actually be the one that needs to worry. This is a very good neighborhood and when I heard this I was shocked. So people stop all this non-sense and keep the family in prayer.
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY,NC on Dec 4, 2008 at 08:31 AM
    TO Anonymous 12/3/ 11:11PM. The North Carolina Carry & Conceal hand gun law as of today Page 5 Training Manual. Justified self defence. Use of force to protect a person. A citizen is legally justified in using deadly force against another if and only if. " 1 - A citizen actually believes deadly force is nessessary to prevent an imminent threat of death, great bodily harm, or sexual assault. 2 - The citizen using deadly force was not the instigator or aggressor. Means you could not start the fight. 3 - Force used was not excessive- greater then reasonably need to overcome the threat posed by a hostil aggressor. Means If you shoot someone and they go down,and the instigator there gun,knife ect are now not a threat. You can not shoot more bullets into them just to kill them. I took the Concealed Carry Handgun Training Class in October 2008 it was very educational. I hope you all have a great day.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 3, 2008 at 10:44 PM
    Linda Sue, no need to point out FBI websites, I study the statistics at the FBI crime stats sites often, including the one table you listed. It is just one of many tables. You have confused the point and the facts completely. I have no idea why you are asking if some crimes are "okay" and some "not-so-okay". Your statement "there should never be exceptions rules are to be followedd by ALL races of people." completely misses any point related to crime stats and profiling. You are either very confused or you are intentionally blathering on about nonsense to confuse the very basic truth in statistics. Political correctness is illogical, it's about feelings, not facts, so it is pointless when looking at hard numbers (statistics). It is a simple fact, blacks are statistically far more likely to commit violent street crimes against strangers than whites are. If you need help understanding the FBI crime stat tables let me know, I'll help, but check your fear of offending at the door.
  • by WHOS FAULT??? Location: GREENVILLE on Dec 3, 2008 at 10:21 PM
    what kind of a man will beat down a woman then shoot her in the head...? What a good job this guys parents did on teaching him how to treat a lady.
  • by wondering Location: greenville on Dec 3, 2008 at 08:36 PM
    Just wondering why this website did not post my comments?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2008 at 08:11 PM
    In North Carolina, if someone puts a gun to your head and demands money, do you have the right to kill that person? Or will you go to jail for murder?
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