Two teens charged in double murder under $4 million bonds

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - A community in Greenville held candles and balloons to remember one of the victims in Friday's apartment shooting.

Raeshawn Reid, Dextor Daniels

Daceion Sanders, 15, was a sophomore at J.H. Rose High School and grew up in Greenville. A crowd gathered Monday evening to remember the teen they affectionately called Nunu, after he was shot and killed three days earlier.

The other victim was Blaise Okale-Weeks, 18. He had just moved to Greenville about a month earlier before the deadly shooting, according to police.

Neighbors on Kennedy Circle heard the gunshots Friday afternoon.

"That really scared me a little bit you know all the chaos happening in the neighborhood out here," Myriam Brown said.

Police arrested two teenagers in connection to the shooting Saturday night. Dextor Daniels, 19 and Raeshawn Reid, 18, appeared in court for the first time Monday morning, where a judge set their bonds to $4 million each.

Both Daniels and Reid are charged with two open counts of murder.

Friends of the victims said they wish this was all just a dream.

Tyasia Woods grew up with Sanders and said he was a good guy that left an impression on the people he met.

"He made everybody laugh. If you were sad, you could go to Nunu. If you knew him, you loved him," Woods said.

Pitt County Schools confirmed Sanders was a sophomore at J.H. Rose High School.

The two suspects are also connected to the school district. Dextor Daniels withdrew from the school system in 2017. Raeshawn Reid is still enrolled at Pitt Academy, which is an alternative program in the district.

In a statement, Pitt County Schools said security was increased at both J.H. Rose and South Greenville Elementary as they are within blocks of the shooting location.

The school system said counselors, psychologists, social workers, and school nurses will be available at both schools on Tuesday, the first day back for students since the shooting.



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Two teenagers charged in a double murder were given $4 million bonds this morning.

Greenville police arrested and charged 19-year-old Dexter Daniels and 18-year-old Raeshawn Reid with two open counts of murder.

The charges stem from a deadly shooting at a Greenville housing complex Friday afternoon.

Police say 18-year-old Blaise Okale-Weeks and 15-year-old Daceion Sanders were shot inside a residence on Kennedy Circle. One was pronounced dead at the scene while the other died at the hospital.

Sanders was a sophomore at J.H. Rose High School, while police say Okale-Weeks had recently moved to Greenville.

Reid and Daniels were arrested Saturday. There's no word yet on a possible motive.

Both suspects are being held at the Pitt County jail.

During a first appearance at the jail this morning, the judge gave Reid a court-appointed attorney even though Reid's mother said she was going to hire a lawyer. The judge also gave Daniels an attorney.

The teens will have March 13th as their next court date.

Records show Daniels was on parole at the time of Friday's murders for a common law robbery conviction from last year in Pitt County.

Reid has several other pending charges in Pitt County, including felony possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a handgun by a minor.

In a statement, Pitt County Schools said security was increased at both J.H. Rose and South Greenville Elementary as they are within blocks of the shooting location.

The school system said counselors, psychologists, social workers, and school nurses will be available at both schools on Tuesday, the first day back for students since the shooting.

Reid is a current student at Pitt Academy, an alternative program school, while Daniels withdrew from the school system in 2017, according to administrators.



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Two arrests have been made after Friday afternoon's shooting that happened on Kennedy Circle.

Greenville police investigators obtained warrants for two suspects involved in the shooting and the suspects were taken into custody with the help of the Greenville Police Emergency Response Team.

According to a press release, 18-year-old Raeshawn Reid and 19-year-old Dexter Daniels were both arrested and each charged with two open counts of murder.

Both Reid and Daniels are being held at the Pitt County Detention Center.

Police are still investigating this case and no motives for the shooting have been released at this time.


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The Greenville Police Department identified the victims of a deadly Friday afternoon shooting.

The victims are 18-year-old Blaise Okale-Weeks and 15-year-old Daceion Sanders.

Okale-Weeks was from Raleigh, but had been living in Greenville for a month. Sanders is from Greenville, according to a press release.

The shooting happened around 4:37 p.m. Friday at an apartment on Kennedy Circle.

Police are continuing to investigate this case.



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Police say two people were shot and killed this afternoon near an elementary school in Greenville.

The double murder happened around 4:35 p.m. on Kennedy Circle, just a short distance from South Greenville Elementary School.

One victim was found dead inside the duplex, while the second victim was taken to Vidant Medical Center where they died.

At one point, an officer was seen with a handgun in an evidence bag as officers collected evidence in the area.

There is no word yet on any suspects in the murders.


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Police in one Eastern Carolina city are investigating an afternoon shooting.

Greenville police were called to Kennedy Circle, which is behind J.H. Rose High School, around 4:35 p.m. for a person shot.

Greenville Fire/Rescue took the victim to Vidant Medical Center while multiple police officers converged on the scene.

Stay with WITN-TV and WITN.com for more on this developing story.