A woman’s birthday party at an apartment building off of MacGregor Downs Road turned deadly as gunfire erupted in the parking lot early Sunday, neighbors said.

One man was killed and a teenager was injured in the incident, which occurred about 1:40 a.m. outside of Brookside West apartments, 2609 MacGregor Downs Road, west of Arlington Boulevard, according to the Greenville Police Department.

The man who was killed, Tre’von Fitzgerald Tyson, 21, 604 Howell St., had been arrested the night before along with several others involved in a fight on Fifth and McKinley streets.

Jacori Moye, 18, of Greenville was struck by gunfire but was treated and released by Vidant Medical Center. No arrests had been made in the incident by Sunday night.

A neighbor who declined to give his name said guests were enjoying the party for most of the night. At some point people began gathering outside. The next thing he remembers are shots going off and people running for cover, he said.

“There were more than 10 shots fired but less than 20. I was on the floor calling 911 as I was dragging people into my apartment to get on the floor,” the neighbor said.

During the shooting, several vehicles and the window of one unit were struck along with the exterior of other units at the two-story building, number 2609.

Police found Tyson dead from a gunshot when they arrived, the department reported. On Saturday, in a different incident, Tyson and four others were arrested after a fight near Fifth and McKinley.

Police department spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said officers were patrolling when they observed a car stopped in the middle of the road near the intersection shortly after midnight.

Hunter said the officers observed a 17-year-old standing over a woman engaged in a dispute. When officers detained him, the youth began striking their patrol car with his head, Hunter said.

Hunter said officers were confronted by a large group of bystanders who were combative. Several of the bystanders also became violent toward the officers, pushing, punching and attempting to take an officer’s taser.

Backup officers arrived on scene, and one of them had to use his taser to take a woman into custody after she punched an officer in the back of the neck, Hunter said.

Tyson was among those involved in the disturbance, police said, and he has charged with resisting a public officer and disorderly conduct.

  • Elijah Jahiem Clemons, 18, of Greenville, is charged with assault on a government official, causing a public disturbance, disorderly conduct, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting a public officer. He was jailed on a $15,000 bond.
  • Ismyar Langley, 26, of Greenville is charged with assault on a government official, resisting public officer, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive. Bond information was not available.
  • Malesha Jade Ward, 19, of Greenville is charged with assault on a government official, resisting public officer and being intoxicated and disruptive. She was booked on a $5,000 bond.

A 17-year-old juvenile also was taken into custody but later released to his parents. Hunter said Juvenile Justice was contacted and will be following up Monday.

Tyson also faced charges in a Nov. 17 assault. Warrants said he hit a woman with a vehicle and knocking her to the ground, punched her in the face and grabbed her by the neck then left the scene at The Landing apartments, 1920 Exchange Drive.

The homicide investigation was in the preliminary stages Sunday, police said. Several 9mm shell casings were recovered at the crime scene, and detectives are following up on leads.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective Walker at 329-4186 or CrimeStoppers at 758-7777. CrimeStoppers offers up to a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Contact Tyler Stocks at tstocks@reflector.com or 252-329-9566. Follow him on Twitter @StocksGDR.