Charges dismissed in 2018 Bethel nightclub shooting
The Daily Reflector
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The case against a 22-year-old Greenville man accused of shooting another man at a Bethel night club in April of 2018 was dismissed on Tuesday due to insufficient evidence, the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Nehemiah Christopher Austin was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Pitt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to The Night Train Lounge, 5011 N.C. 11 North, at 3:30 a.m. on April 15, 2018, and were told that one person had been shot and was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle, a news release said.
Trabian Takorya Moore of Greenville was seriously injured in the shooting and underwent surgery.
Shortly after the shooting, the victim spoke with authorities and stated he did not see and was unable to identify his assailant, the release said. Extensive efforts to locate this individual have been unsuccessful. Police spoke with multiple witnesses at the scene who said they did not see the shooting and only ran when they heard gunshots.
There was surveillance video from inside the establishment at the time of the incident, but the video does not show the shooter, the release said.
An additional witness who shared a cell with Austin and who was told information about the incident is no longer in the country, the release said.