When a neighbor who tried to intervene in a domestic domestic late Sunday was assaulted during his attempt, he grabbed a gun and shot the assailant in the leg, according to Greenville police.

Officers responded at 11:22 p.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired at 2919 Eastridge Court, according to police spokeswoman Kristen Hunter. Upon arrival, they found 30-year-old Tyree Raheem Barksdale with a gunshot wound to the leg.

A preliminary investigation revealed Barksdale was arguing with his ex-girlfriend, a 29-year-old Greenville woman, and the fight carried over into the neighbor’s yard, Hunter said. 

Barksdale continued to assault the woman there, and, when a neighbor attempted to intervene, Barksdale also reportedly assaulted him, Hunter said. The neighbor, a 24-year-old man, eventually grabbed a gun and shot Barksdale in the leg.

Barksdale was transported to Vidant Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Hunter.

The neighbor and Barksdale’s ex-girlfriend each sustained minor injuries.

Hunter said detectives are continuing to confer with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office about potential charges related to the case.


The police department released reports Thursday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

1500 block West Fourth Street, 7:15-7:30 p.m. April 19: 12-gauge pump shotgun, purple Ruger 9mm handgun and white apple iPad and red leather case, all valued at $1,300, stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

400 block Elizabeth Street, 7:25-7:31 p.m. April 19: $4 cash, GPS system and a Starbucks gift card all valued at $100 stolen from vehicle in fraternity house parking lot; 2003 Chevrolet Suburban and 2004 Ford car each sustained $175 in damages; two windows broken out, $200 in damages; investigation ongoing. 

3000 block East 10th Street, 10 a.m.-noon April 19: N.C. driver’s license, SMI and BB&T debit cards and Michael Kors wallet, all valued at $75, stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

1900 block Arlington Park Drive, 5 p.m. April 18-5 a.m. April 19: .40 caliber Glock 27 valued at $500, bank bag containing $200 in ones, leather wallet, N.C. driver’s license and multiple debit/credit cards stolen from vehicle; GMC Yukon SUV damaged; investigation ongoing.

Eastbrook Drive, 9-9:05 p.m. April 15: 21-year-old man reportedly robbed at gunpoint in field/woods; extent of injuries not reported; nothing reported as stolen; investigation ongoing.

300 block Brighton Park Drive, 3:15 a.m. April 14-4 a.m. April 15: rear door of home kicked in; interior door jamb sustained $100 in damages; Air Jordan shoes, Playstation 4 with controller, assorted Playstation 4 games and Samsung 50-inch flat screen television, all valued at $1,500, stolen from home; investigation ongoing.


900 block Hidden Branches Close, near Winterville, 9:20 p.m. April 19-midnight April 20: 28-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; 28-year-old man arrested and charged with assault by strangulation, assault on a female and communicating threats.


2200 block Bellamy Circle, 4 p.m. April 18-4:39 p.m. April 19: damage to personal property reported in parking lot; items damaged not listed; investigation ongoing.


The sheriff’s office released reports Thursday with the following details and allegations:

Break-in, theft

4496 Old Creek Road, 9:50-10:08 p.m. April 19: Charge Air Pro air compressor valued at $500 stolen from Friendly Nursery and recovered; case closed.


100 block Galahad Drive, 12:30-2:30 a.m. April 19: 26-year-old man assaulted at home; minor injuries reported; 21-year-old woman and 22-year-old woman also assaulted; extent of injuries not reported; KIA Sorento sustained $500 in damages; investigation ongoing.

100 block Galahad Drive, 4:12 a.m. April 19: 43-year-old man assaulted by acquaintance; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

2200 block N.C. 102 East, near Ayden, 2 a.m. April 19: 57-year-old man assaulted at home; no injuries reported; investigation ongoing.