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Update: Judge sets murder suspect's bond

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Photo: Jamar Clark--victim of the Five Points Plaza shooting. Photo: Jamar Clark--victim of the Five Points Plaza shooting.
Shiheem Maurice Andrews being arrested by police following parking lot murder. Courtesy: Greenville Police Deptartment Shiheem Maurice Andrews being arrested by police following parking lot murder. Courtesy: Greenville Police Deptartment
Greenville police arrest Shiheem Andrews, 20, for the murder of a man at the Five Points Plaza parking lot Greenville police arrest Shiheem Andrews, 20, for the murder of a man at the Five Points Plaza parking lot
Shiheem Andrews, 20, makes first appearance for the murder of Jamar Clark. Clark was killed at the Five Points Plaza. Shiheem Andrews, 20, makes first appearance for the murder of Jamar Clark. Clark was killed at the Five Points Plaza.
GREENVILLE, N.C. - A judge sets the bond for the man accused of murdering another man in Greenville on early Wednesday morning.

Greenville police arrest Shiheem Andrews, 20, for the murder of a man at the Five Points Plaza parking lot and say more arrests could happen.

Andrews’ is being held on a $750,000 secured bond with electronic monitoring at the Pitt County detention center. If Andrews doesn’t want electronic monitoring, his bond will go up to $2,000,000.

9 On Your Side spoke with Andrews’ family members. They say he is a good kid and has never been in any real trouble.

Andrews faces a life sentence for the open count of murder. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 3. He requested a court appointed attorney.

 Police say Andrews is not a "validated" gang member but has gang affiliations. He is being charged with one open count of murder. As far as police are saying he's only been charged with trespassing in the past.

Jamar Clark was killed just after 2 a.m. Wednesday in the Five Points Plaza parking lot, according to Greenville Police.

Greenville Police officers were patrolling the Uptown district when they heard shots fired. Police say seconds after the shooting officers found  Jamar Clark, 23, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. 

Clark was transported to Vidant Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Greenville Police say Clark has a lengthy criminal history and is a validated Bloods gang member (RELATED LINK: GPD gang validation requirements).  Police say this was not a random incident, and believe it was a targeted attack.

The homicide investigation is still in it's early stages, but police say preliminary reports suggest the shooting stemmed from an altercation. There is no threat to the community at this time.

On the scene, patrol officers were able to quickly stop a vehicle seen exiting the parking lot around the time of the shooting. Six people were taken to police headquarters for questioning.

In a statement Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said, " This incident highlights that while we have made tremendous improvement as a community in the fight against gangs and violence, there is still work to be done to fully eradicate this element from our streets. We must work together in sending the message of community intolerance to violence by taking swift and certain action on the perpetrators as well as focusing on preventing young people from joining gangs in the first place."

Police say this is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (252) 758-777 or the Greenville Police Department at (252) 329-4315.

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