Man dies in shooting at Greenville airport

December 17, 2018
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One man died Sunday in a shooting outside the main entrance to the Pitt-Greenville Airport terminal.

Greenville police responded around 6 a.m.

Joseph Pate, 52, of Beaufort County, suffered gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

John Reid, 49, of Grimesland, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder. He was being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under no bond.

Pate and Reid knew each other, WITN reported.

The 11:00 a.m. flight departing the Pitt-Greenville Airport was canceled as a precaution for staff and customers. There is no ongoing threat to the public.

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