Suspect in Greenville Waffle House shooting sentenced


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - One of the suspects in the Greenville Waffle House shooting in 2016 has been sentenced.

Rondell Staquan Edwards, 31, of 676 Price Rd. in Bethel was sentenced Monday to an active sentence of 90-120 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections.

On the morning of June 19, 2016, at around 3:30 a.m., Greenville Police and other law enforcement were sent to the Waffle House at 830 S. Memorial Dr. in Greenville. According to a press release from the Pitt County District Attorney's Office, an altercation occurred inside the restaurant between Edwards and an unnamed victim. After the victim was assaulted, he left the Waffle House, getting into a car to leave.

Edwards ordered one of his associates to take out his gun and shoot at the victim. Shots that were fired narrowly missed the victim and others as they attempted to leave the parking lot. In addition, two other cars were damaged by gunfire.

Edwards and his associate fled on foot as shots were being fired but law enforcement apprehend all parties involved. In the parking lot of the Waffle House, five .380 caliber shell casings and seven 40 caliber shell casings were located.

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