Greenville Police continue investigation into weekend assault


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Greenville Police continue to investigate after a man was beaten up during a weekend fight that involved around 100 people.

Police responded to the intersection of 4th and Summit Street for the report of a fight and a large crowd. Officers saw several people lifting a male off the street. Officers immediately secured the scene so personnel from Greenville Fire-Rescue could render aid and transport the assault victim, Dasir King, 18, to Vidant Medical Center.

A preliminary investigation revealed there was a large party at 509 East 4th Street. An altercation ensued, resulting in a fight in the street. At some point during the fight, the man was knocked unconscious. The victim sustained a fractured nose and a chipped tooth. The suspect in the assault is described as a black male, approximately 6-0 and about 190 pounds, wearing a blue polo shirt and khaki shorts. He was last seen walking North on Summit Street.

The GPD also said misinformation has circulated via social media regarding the same victim also being a victim of a hit and run. This is not true, according to GPD.

In addition to the fight, detectives are also investigating a report of property damage at the same residence. Later in the morning, at approximately 3 a.m., the tenants reported someone threw bricks at the home, shattering two of their windows.

Additional information was obtained Wednesday by NewsChannel 12's Stephanie Brown.

Monday, the information states an officer made contact with a witness to the incident who said she had part of it on video. In the video, you can see three individuals fighting, a white man wearing a purple shirt and two black men. The victim tries to join the fight but is held back by a fifth male (white wearing a red shirt). The victim is later seen slouched over in the arms of the fifth male.

Tuesday, according to information from the GPD, King said he and some friends tried to enter the party but were turned away. That upset King and the fight later began.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed this incident or has additional information is asked to contact the Greenville Police Department (252) 329-4315.