Police turn investigation of deadly Greenville gunfight over to district attorney

Published: Aug. 23, 2020 at 4:49 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2020 at 11:57 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Greenville police say that they have turned their investigation of a deadly gunfight over to the district attorney’s office.

Police responded to Summerhaven Drive on August 23rd and found 25-year-old Aaron Selby had been shot.

Investigators say that Selby and another man had been at a cookout at a home there when an argument between them escalated in the driveway of the home.

Police say Selby and the man began to shoot at each other and that Selby was hit and killed.

Police have not shared the identity of the other man involved in the shooting.

Officials say their investigation was turned over to Pitt County District Attorney Faris Dixon’s office on August 28th.

The DA’s office will decide if charges are warranted in the case.


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Greenville Police say that two men involved in a deadly gunfight this past weekend had been attending a home cookout.

Police say they are continuing to interview witnesses regarding the shooting that happened this past Sunday on Summerhaven Drive.

Police say that 25-year-old Aaron Selby and another man were at a cookout at the home on Summerhaven Drive when an argument escalated in the driveway and both men began to shoot at each other.

Selby died at the scene.

Police say neither of the men lived at the home but that the two knew each other.

Greenville Police said that once their investigation is complete, they will present their evidence to the district attorney to see if charges will be filed.

Police are asking anyone who may have been driving along Firetower Road and saw what took place on Summerhaven Drive around 4 p.m. to give them a call.


Greenville police have identified a man killed in a gunfight Sunday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 4:00 p.m. on Summerhaven Drive.

Police said they found 25-year-old Aaron Selby, of Greenville, dead in a driveway.

Officers say their preliminary investigation shows that Selby and another man were in an argument and it escalated with both men exchanging gunfire.

The other man, according to police, is cooperating with the investigation.

GPD says they will consult with the district attorney about any potential charges in the death.


Greenville police are investigating a homicide on Sunday afternoon.

According to police, the homicide happened on Summerhaven Drive.

One victim is dead, and one other person was detained.

Police have blocked off one westbound lane of Firetower Road near Belle Meade Apartments.

Traffic is still being allowed through, but drivers should expect delays.

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