Arrest made in fatal shooting on River Bluff Rd. in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — An Edgecombe County man has been charged with murder in a shooting on River Bluff Road in Greenville last week.

Kendric Jamail Knight, 27, of Conetoe, is facing charges of murder, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Knight is currently in custody at the Edgecombe County Detention Center on unrelated charges and will be served warrants for the additional charges there.

Greenville police said additional arrests are possible.

The deadly shooting happened at 11:30 June 27 at 121 River Bluff Road in Greenville.

Twenty-six-year-old Rufus Gregory Stancil was shot and killed in the apartment complex parking lot, and Jemel Williams, 27, and Deshown Davis, 26, were both shot and taken to Vidant Medical Center.

Both men are still recovering from their injuries.

At the time of the shooting Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said the scene was crowded, but many were reluctant to come forward with information.

“There were many, many people out,” Holtzman said. “There were many children out in this area. There are children and families that live in this community, and it is of the utmost importance to me as a chief to do everything we can to protect this neighborhood.”

The night of the shooting, police told 9OYS they were investigating two crime scenes, one where Stancil’s body was found on River Bluff Road and another where additional bullet casings were found.

Holtzman said the neighborhood was likely to stay busy until answers are found.

“Our job as a police department is to do everything we can to make it a safe community,” said Holtzman. “That’s why we’re out here and we’re going to continue to be out here. The police presence will be out here until we can get this case solved.”

All three victims were known to the police, but Greenville police said that will not affect their investigation and any loss of life is a tragedy.




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