2 Pitt Co. men charged with attempted first degree murder

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Police have arrested a second man in a shooting that took place in Greenville Monday afternoon.

Officers said Malcolm  and George Wesley Tyson planned to and attempted to kill Jerry Cooper  near 4th and Latham Street around 2:15 p.m.

Officers took Cooper to Vidant Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Malcolm Tyson was arrested Sunday and charged with:

  • Attempted first-degree murder (felony)
  • Felony conspiracy (felony)
  • Assault with a deadly weapon (felony)
  • Felony possession of cocaine (felony)
  • Maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance (felony)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor)
  • Assault on a female (misdemeanor)
Malcolm Tyson
Malcolm Tyson

Tyson is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.

Officers had also arrested 31-year-old George Wesley Tyson III in connection to the shooting.

George Wesley Tyson III


Tyson was charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony Conspiracy, AWDWIKISI, robbery With A Dangerous Weapon, and possession of firearm By felon. He’s jailed under a $1,500,000 bond.


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