Greenville police make arrest in shooting of 16-year-old on Ridge Place

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Greenville Police Department had made an arrest in the shooting of a 16-year-old over the weekend.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Ridge Place.

Officers arrested Donnie Dixon on Wednesday. The 27-year-old was charged with first-degree attempted murder.

Police say 16-year-old Tayfield Smith was shot and taken to Vidant Medical Center. Police say his injured appeared to be non-life threatening.

Officers are still working on a motive, but at this point do not appear this was a random incident.

Police say the shooting is under investigation.

Dixon was taken the Pitt County Detention Center and given a $2-million bond.

Anyone with information should contact Greenville Police at 252-329-4315 or Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

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