New Details: Man discovered shot in crashed vehicle identified

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – We now know the name of the person shot late Monday night in Pitt County.

The Greenville Police Department is leading the investigation, but deputies also are involved.

Police say they received a call about shots fired on County Home Road near Rosemont Drive around 11 p.m.

Shortly after, a Pitt County sheriff deputy spotted a car with no headlights on in the middle of the roadway. The car sped away, eventually crashing along County Home Road.

Police say there were 3 people inside and a man was shot. They identified him as Damian Ross. Ross went to Vidant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police don’t have a motive.

“At this point it is too early in the investigation to tell any of that,” said Lt. Carlton Williams, Greenville Police. “We do have our major crimes investigators on scene and they’re trying to get to the bottom of it.”

Police say they found a weapon and drugs in the car.

There are no arrests yet in the case. Anyone with information should contact Greenville Police or CrimeStoppers.

Separate law enforcement agencies often assist one another with cases.

Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks says if something happens in two jurisdictions, the agency over the location of the incident is usually who takes over.

“If it’s in the city, we allow them to investigate their cases,” explained Sheriff Neil Elks, Pitt County sheriff. “Both of us have plenty of work to do, so we don’t want to take on any unnecessary work. If it’s their job, we let them handle it. If it’s our job, we handle our job.”

Sheriff Elks says every case is different.

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Nine Greenville Police cars are on the scene on County Home Road near Old Firetower Road Monday night.

The police department’s dispatch tell us officers are responding to a shots fired call around 10:50 p.m. County Home Road is currently closed off to traffic.

We have a crew on the scene and will provide more details as they come into our newsroom.

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