GPD: Shots fired call leads to police pursuit; five charged

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Greenville police have arrested and charged five people after a call of shots fired resulted in a chase Thursday night.

Police responded to the Moyewood housing community in reference to the shots fired around 8:45 p.m. A ShotSpotter alert indicated multiple rounds had been fired. Officers spotted a vehicle leaving the immediate area and attempted a traffic stop but the suspect vehicle fled.

Officers said they pursued the vehicle, following it until it came to a stop in the area of Dickinson Avenue near Spring Forest Road. Three of the five people in the vehicle fled. Two were caught by officers after a brief foot chase with the final suspect located in nearby woods utilizing drone technology.

Two guns and shell casings were recovered and officers were processing the scene of the shooting Thursday night.

Officials said there were no reports of injuries.

Charges are as follows:

Xavier Smith, 20, of Greenville:

  • Flee to Elude arrest, possession of a stolen firearm
  • Possession of an altered gun serial number
  • PWISD marijuana,
  • Maintaining a vehicle with controlled substance
  • Conspiracy
  • Discharging a firearm within city limits
  • Possession of marijuana paraphernalia
  • Contributing delinquent of a juvenile x4
  • Reckless driving
  • Fail to stop at a red light
  • Fail to stop for emergency lights

Four juveniles are also facing the following charges in connection with the case:

  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Possession of an altered gun serial number
  • PWISD marijuana
  • Discharging a firearm within city limits
  • Resisting a public officer
  • Possession of a handgun by minor
  • Conspiracy to PWISD marijuana
  • Conspiracy to discharging a firearm within city limits

Their names will not be released due to their age.

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