Greenville man facing assault charges after shooting

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Technology helped police land a shooting suspect behind bars.

Greenville police say they received a Shotspotter alert on Douglas Avenue earlier this month. Shotspotter is an alert system that's been installed throughout the city to let officers know if a gun has been fired.

Officers say Ricky Younger, 36, from Greenville, fired multiple shots at another man who was sitting in his car back on August 13. No one was injured.

When officers arrived, no one was on scene. Police say they later searched Younger's home and found marijuana, digital scales, plastic baggies and loose ammunition.

He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by felon, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance.

Police say he was taken into custody Thursday night. Online records show that he is being held in the Pitt County jail under a $100,00 bond.

Younger is in the Pitt County Detention Center and held under a $100,000 secured bond.