GPD: Second person arrested for December 2019 homicide

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) Greenville Police have arrested a second individual in connection with a December 2019 homicide that occurred on Paris Avenue.

Around 10:30 p.m., the Greenville Police Department was dispatched to 111 Paris Avenue, Unit A, for a report of a shooting.

Upon their arrival, police said they found 38-year-old Kareem Jenkins, of Greenville, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Several other individuals were inside the home at the time of the incident; however, no one else was injured, police said.

Although the investigation is still in the preliminary stages, detectives believe Jenkins was targeted and robbery was likely the motive behind the shooting.

21-year-old Javon Howard, of Greenville, has been charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy.

Howard was arrested this morning by members of the GPD Major Crimes Unit, Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, and Emergency Response Team.

He is currently in the Pitt County Detention Center.

21-year-old Zaquan Dickens of Greenville has been charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy.

Dickens was arrested Friday morning by members of the GPD Major Crimes Unit, Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, and SBI Fugitive Task Force.

Currently, Dickens is at the Pitt County Detention Center.

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