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Shooting suspect out on bond charged in second shooting

Posted September 16, 2010

— A Greenville man out on bond while awaiting trial in the shooting of a 14-year-old boy has been charged with shooting a 49-year-old man in his own backyard Saturday night.

Sgt. Joe Friday said that Cameron Randell "Bam" Whichard, 19, approached Carl Howard at his McClellan Street home and shot him in the face.

Howard didn't recognize the shooter and was able to supply only limited information due to the severity of his injuries, Friday said. Detectives are still working to determine a motive and identify any other possible suspects or witnesses.

Tips to Crime Stoppers led to Whichard's arrest Tuesday, police said. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a nearly $1.2 million bond.

Whichard was out on bond awaiting trial at the time of the shooting, Friday said. He has been charged in the Dec. 27 shooting of a 14-year-old on Norcott Circle and in a Dec. 1 armed robbery at Pitt and Wyatt streets.

Whichard served a year in jail for violating his probation stemming from a 2008 conviction for felony common-law robbery, according to state Department of Correction records.

While in prison, he racked up six infractions, including assaulting a person with a weapon, involvement with a gang, fighting and a sexual act.


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  • slappywhite Sep 17, 2010


  • Bartmeister Sep 17, 2010

    Look at this guy. You ain't gonna rehab this look........................

  • Just the facts mam Sep 17, 2010

    This isn't about race or America - it is about too much senseless violence within that culture.

  • rschristie71 Sep 17, 2010

    Really all these comments and nobody picked up on the officers name? Sgt Joe Friday? Doesn't anyone remeber Dragnet?

  • Bartmeister Sep 17, 2010

    There's a Sgt. Joe Friday................. for real??

  • toughtiger Sep 16, 2010

    @ jesmyopinon
    Please don't make this about race or country. I still don't think the Indians feel the got a fair deal from your group. And I'm sure everyone in the Apex case is from your group as well.

  • 2be1ask1 Sep 16, 2010


  • Tax Man Sep 16, 2010

    Bam Bam needs to stay in jail until his trials and then he will likely be there for the rest of his life. Good law enforcement work. Sorry this man had to get shot in order to get this fellow back where he belongs.

  • Scubagirl Sep 16, 2010

    "While in prison, he racked up six infractions, including assaulting a person with a weapon, involvement with a gang, fighting and a sexual act."

    AND HE GOT OUT!!!!!!!!!! W /T /F??????????????????????????

  • Sherlock Sep 16, 2010

    To travissrt, In NC a 16 is not an adult per say. they can be tried as one and arrested. However they can not be placed into the general population of the jail.