GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting at the AMC theater in Greenville Friday night.
Chadwick Cherry, 40, of Tarboro was arrested near the intersection of Greenville Boulevard and Memorial Drive.
Greenville police made the arrest with the assistance of the FBI and NCSBI Fugitive Task Force.
Greenville police said Cherry is believed to be the individual who fired the gun.
Witnesses told police the shooting stemmed from an altercation between Cherry and several other people over reserved seating.
No one was injured.
Detectives have obtained warrants charging Cherry with discharging a firearm in an enclosure to incite fear, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by felon.
He is being interviewed by detectives and will be booked into the Pitt County Detention Center later Monday evening.
Shameeka Latrice Lynch, 30, was with Cherry at the time of the shooting and was also charged in connection with the crime.
She turned herself into the Pitt County Detention Center on Saturday and made her first appearance in court Monday morning.
Lynch was charged with one count of discharging a firearm in an enclosure to incite fear and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill.
According to warrants, a .32 caliber pistol was used in the shooting.
Lynch’s bond remains set at $250,000, and her next court date is March 14. She waived her right to counsel.
No additional arrests are anticipated, police said.
Greenville Police have made an arrest in connection to a Friday night shooting at the AMC theater.
Police say 30-year-old Shameeka Latrice Lynch of Tarboro turned herself into the Pitt County Detention Center Saturday evening. Lynch is charged with one count of discharging a firearm in an enclosure to incite fear and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill.
Lynch is currently at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.
Greenville Police are still searching for the person they say opened fired inside a movie theater in Greenville.
Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said they received reports of an active shooter at the AMC Theater on Firetower Rd. around 11:45 p.m. Friday. Within minutes, officers arrived and entered the theater.
Holtzman said a dispute over seating arrangements appears to have led up to the shooting.
“That dispute quickly turned into a pistol being pulled out and at least one shot being fired off into the ceiling,” Holtzman said.
The shooting took place in theater 2. Ryan Query and his wife were just four theaters down at the time watching Black Panther. He said armed officers entered the theater and informed them they needed to evacuate.
“About every 5 steps there was an officer with an assault rifle and fully armored,” Query said.
Given the recent mass shootings across the country, Query said he was concerned for his and others safety.
“What do I need to do to protect my wife? What do we need to do to get out of here safely,” he said.
Greenville Mayor PJ Connelly said he was pleased at how well local law enforcement handled the situation. He also said he was proud of the fact the city acted when Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman informed them of new protective gear needed a year ago.
“One of the things he brought to us about a year ago was to make sure we had the proper equipment for this type of incident,” he said.
Greenville Police are still searching for black male wearing a striped blue and white shirt and hat. They are also asking anyone that was inside theater 2 last night to call them. That number is 252-329-4150.