2 charged after Pitt County deputies respond to shooting on U.S. Hwy. 264 in Greenville


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Two people have been arrested and charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Shaolyn Godley.

On March 5, detectives with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit obtained warrants for the arrest of 19-year-old Deshawn Bryant of Greenville and 21-year-old Jyjuan Crawford a.k.a. Jyjuan Barr of Greenville.

On March 6, both Bryant and Crawford were located and taken into custody by the Alpharetta, Gal, Police Department. Both remain in custody as fugitives, awaiting extradition back to Pitt County.

Crawford and Bryant were charged with:

  • Two counts of first-degree murder
  • Two counts of attempted first-degree murder
  • Shooting into an occupied vehicle

Crawford and Bryant were extradited back to Pitt County by members of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Both suspects are in the Pitt County Detention Center with Bryant receiving a $3.715 million bond while Crawford received a $3.7 million bond.


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Officials have confirmed one person has died following a shooting in Greenville Monday night.

At approximately 5:17 p.m. deputies from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to MLK Jr. Hwy in the area Staton Road to a report of gunshots fired. Arriving deputies located 20-year-old Shaolyn Godley, 20 of Greenville suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. 

EMS transported Godley to Vidant Medical Center where he later died from to his injuries. Deputies said the investigation revealed that Godley, along with two other individuals, were passengers in a gray Pontiac Grand Am, which was abandoned at the scene. 

Godley and the other individuals attempted to flee the vehicle as they were being shot at by the occupants of another unknown vehicle. Based on witness statements, the victims in this incident appear to have been targeted, as this was not a random act of violence.

This is an ongoing investigation.  If you have any information that may be useful to investigators, contact Major Crimes Unit at (252) 902-2670.


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Multiple law enforcement agencies were responding to a shooting that happened Monday evening.

Officials with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the incident on U.S. Hwy. 264 just east of Memorial Drive. One person was taken to Vidant Medical Center. There was no word on the victim’s condition.

Traffic on Hwy. 264 eastbound was being restricted near the Coca-Cola bottling facility. Drivers were asked to take a different route, if possible.

An investigation was still ongoing Monday night and no further details were available.

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