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Greenville fatal shooting suspect slapped with multi-million dollar bond

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - A Greenville man charged with murder and robbery made his first court appearance Friday morning.

34-year-old Moses Pittman led a group of inmates into the courtroom at the Pitt County Detention Center just before 9 a.m.
    
Police arrested him Thursday in connection with the deadly shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon.
    
That was at the Arlington Square Apartments near the Greenville Mall.
    
Officers found 34-year-old Ronnie Chapman shot dead, sitting behind the wheel of a car.
    
In court, Pittman said about the victim, “Ronnie Chapman, he's one of my best friends. I ain't killed nobody and I ain't robbed nobody. I'm in here locked up and my best friend's dead. I'm a victim, too, and they're charging me with it."

Pittman asked for a court appointed lawyer.
    
His bond is set at $2 million with electronic monitoring or $4 million without. And his next court date is set for January 2nd.

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Greenville police have arrested a suspect in Wednesday's shooting that killed a man.

Police Chief Hassan Aden announced the arrest Thursday afternoon.

34-year-old Moses Pittman is charged with with an open count of murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the Mulberry Ln. homicide. He has a long rap sheet, including several drug charges and possession of a firearm by a felon. Pittman was released from jail last year.

The shooting happened at the Arlington Square Apartments near the Greenville Mall.
    
Officers found 34-year-old Ronnie Chapman shot dead, sitting behind the wheel of a car.

"We'd also like to reassure the public and the community that this act of violence was not random and that all involved parties appear to be known to each other," Chief Hassan Aden said in a Thursday news conference.

Chief Aden says it's likely more people will be arrested.
    
They're still piecing together exactly what happened, but Aden said there could be a robbery motive. And narcotics may have been involved.
  
Anyone with information about the shooting should call police or CrimeStoppers.

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