ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) - A second suspect was arrested Thursday night by Elizabeth City police after a gang-related shootout injured an 8-month-old infant Tuesday night.
Police have arrested two out of five suspects so far. On Wednesday night, police arrested Anthony Tyrrell Harris, and on Thursday night, police arrested Alexander Tyshawn Johnson.
Police said warring gangs led to a shooting that injured an eight month old at the Park-n-Shop on Road Street. Police said this is a case of two warring sects of the Bloods opening fire on each other. All Bloods do not like all Bloods. The sects have special interests that are in conflict with other Blood sects.
"It's about drugs, territory, and the more drugs they sell, the more they make," said Agent Eddie Rodriguez with the Elizabeth City Police Department.
Rodriguez said the man who started the shooting was five star gang general Joey Lamar White, who is still on the loose.
"His job is to recruit. He tells you what to do, when to shoot, and when to sell drugs," said Rodriguez.
In White's car was Alexander Tyshawn Johnson, "His responsibility is to transport drugs from one location to another. He has the weapons. He also has a driver's license and drives everyone around," Rodriguez said.
Also in White's car was Tyrell Sean Bembury. "Bembury, the same thing. He sells drugs and deals with Joey's errands."
White is accused of shooting at another car near a gas pump. One bullet hit the pump, and another bullet hit an 8-month-old in a car on the other side of the pump.
In the other car were members of another sect of the Bloods.
WAVY.com caught Anthony Harris on video being arrested on Wednesday night. He started cursing and spitting at the camera.
"Mr. Harris, basically, he's been selling drugs for a long period of time. He will sell to anyone, and the more he sells, the more the sect makes," said Rodriguez.
In Harris's car was Clinton Rashawn Bryant. "He just hangs out. He's new to the area. I'm still not quite sure all that he does," said Rodriguez.
Rodriguez said Elizabeth City is ripe for this type of gang activity. It's a small city, everyone knows one another, and when gang members get in trouble, they know who they can count on to hide them.
The investigation is continuing in this case. Anyone with information involving this shooting is asked to contact the Elizabeth City Police Department Investigative Division at (252) 335-4321.
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