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Right "Day-Day" arrested after wrong "Day-Day" arrested

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Apr 25 2013 07:23:48 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 27 2013 08:08:50 PM CDT
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

Greenville Police say they now have the correct "Day-Day" in custody on an attempted murder charge.

The most recent arrest is that of Devonte Williams, a.k.a. "Day-Day."

This comes after the erroneous arrest of Daitrieyuaon Tyidoreyn Parker, a.k.a. "Day-Day."

Williams was wanted in connection with the Thursday shooting of 37-year-old Javez Simpson on Myrtle Avenue.

Simpson was treated at Vidant Medical Center and released, police said.

Police initially arrested Parker because he has the same nickname as the suspect; authorities are now working to dismiss the charges against Parker.

Williams is charged with attempted first degree murder, felony conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill inflict serious injury.

Family members said the suspect and victim are cousins.

Williams is in jail on a $2M bond.

Witnesses told police that Williams and two other men met Simpson in the street Thursday evening, where an argument ensured. Gunshots were then fired and the three suspects ran off, investigators said. Officers found several shell casings at the scene.

Police said the shooting may have been retaliation for another incident that happened in 2012.

Williams, the suspect in the shooting, has prior arrests for attempted murder, common law robbery, disorderly conduct, and trespassing, according to investigators.

Meanwhile, the victim in the shooting, Simpson, was also arrested for five outstanding warrants of failure to appear in court.