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NEW INFO: Juvenile charged with Greenville motel murder

Published: Oct. 4, 2020 at 1:48 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2020 at 12:13 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A juvenile has been charged with killing a teenager at a Greenville motel.

Greenville police say the underage individual was charged Wednesday night with an open count of murder. That suspect is now at the Pitt County Juvenile Detention Center.

On’Teds Harris, 17, of Greenville, was found shot around 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the Baymont Inn on Memorial Drive.

Harris was taken to Vidant Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

The name of the murder suspect is not being released by police because of their age.

A police spokeswoman said there is no connection to this murder and the killing of a 13-year-old on Tuesday afternoon in Pitt County. A juvenile was also charged in that case.

OCTOBER 5TH UPDATE

Police have identified a teenager who was shot and killed at a Greenville motel.

Greenville Police say that On’Teds Harris, 17, of Greenville, was found shot Sunday around 10 a.m. at the Baymont Inn on Memorial Drive.

He was taken to Vidant Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the investigation remains active and detectives are following up on strong leads.

A motive is still under investigation but police say it appears to have been an isolated incident.

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Greenville Police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Baymont Inn.

Police say they responded to a shooting on Memorial Drive at the motel around 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 4.

When officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old male that had been shot in the doorway of one of the motel rooms.

Lieutenant Dale Mills said the teen stayed at the motel the night before.

The victim was transported to Vidant Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Greenville Police say they are reviewing camera footage and speaking to witnesses.

This shooting is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Greenville Police at 252-329-4315.

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