GPD arrest man wanted in shooting that left woman injured


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) Police have arrested a suspect wanted in an early morning shooting that left a woman injured.

According to the Greenville Police Department, Willie Johnson was arrested at the Camelot Inn by the members of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, Gun Violence Unit, and West Side Neighborhood Unit.

Johnson was sent to the Pitt County Detention Center.


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) Police are searching for a suspect wanted in an early morning shooting that left a woman injured.

On Wednesday around 4:30 a.m., the Greenville Police Department responded to the 300 block of East Roundtree Drive in reference to a female who had been shot.

The victim was transported to Vidant Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, Willie Johnson, 37, of Greenville, had already left the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.

Johnson is the victim’s ex-boyfriend.

Detectives have obtained warrants for Johnson’s arrest for attempted first-degree murder.

Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective Elias (252) 329-4300. Crime Stoppers offers up to a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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