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On Sunday morning, a man was fatally shot at the Greenville airport. The shots were fired outside of the main entrance to the airport terminal around 6:00 a.m. Joseph Pate, 52, of Beaufort County was found suffering gunshot wound, who died on scene.
The suspect, John Reid, 49, of Grimesland, was taken into custody by Greenville Police Officers very shortly after the incident. During his first court appearance on Monday, Reid was charged with First Degree Murder and is currently being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $2 million bond.
Mr. Pate and Mr. Reid were co-workers at Weyerhaeuser. Pate was scheduled to fly to Charlotte on a 7 a.m. Sunday morning when he was shot outside of the airport. Reid’s next court appearance in on January 2nd.
The airport is now open for business and flights will resume today. The investigation is on-going.
Written by Clarke Jones