Greenville man arrested for attempted murder

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A man is behind bars this morning after police say he shot another man seven times.

27-year-old Jesse Atkinson is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, among other charges.

Arrest warrants say he tried to kill a man by shooting at him seven times with a handgun on Tuesday.

Atkinson is currently being held at the Pitt County Jail under a $755,000 bond.