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Release: Homicide investigation in Greenville

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Greenville Police Department

On August 4, 2014 at approximately 12:54 a.m. the Greenville Police Department received a call of shots fired at 5015 Joe Ramsey Blvd – the Galleria Apartments.

Officers arrived to find a female in the parking lot holding a man who was the victim in this offense. Officers learned that the witness, a resident at 5015 Joe Ramsey, heard gunfire and went to the parking lot to investigate. The witness observed the victim being assaulted and subsequently being shot. The witness also observed a lone suspect flee to the south of the apartment complex. The witness went to the aid of the victim after the suspect fled.

Officers determined the victim was a resident of the Galleria Apartments. Officers have reason to believe that the victim was robbed. The victim is John Estes 41 years old and is a Greenville resident.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide should call the Greenville Police Department at (903) 457-2900 and/or Crimestoppers at (903) 457-2929.

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