04/13/14 — Shooting suspect surrenders

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Shooting suspect surrenders

By John Joyce
Published in News on April 13, 2014 1:50 AM

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Malik Ward

Malik Ward, the 17-year-old Goldsboro man police say shot three people outside the Beestown Grocery at 905 S. Slocumb St. Wednesday afternoon, turned himself in to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Friday.

Investigators say security camera footage from the corner store captured Ward shooting one man in the face and then wounding two others as he fled on foot while still firing his weapon.

The first victim, Robert Lee Cole, 20, speeded off from Beestown in a 1993 white Buick Century. His vehicle was stopped by police in the 1100 block of Royall Avenue.

Cole was then transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital by Wayne County EMS.

Tyron Kasheem Jones, 23, later arrived at Wayne Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left thigh.

The third victim, Kendall Edward Boone, 23, was dropped off and found on the sidewalk outside the hospital. Boone suffered a gunshot wound to the right foot.

Cole and Jones were both airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for further treatment.

Ward, charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, was placed in the Wayne County Jail under a $175,000 secured bond.