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Man dies after wreck, shooting

By Ethan Smith
Published in News on May 8, 2017 9:57 AM

Police found a man dead inside a wrecked car Sunday morning after his car was shot into about a half mile away only moments before, according to the Goldsboro Police Department.

Shiheem Raiford, 23, of 611 Slaughter St., was found dead inside a car at Wayne Memorial Drive and First Church Road at about 12:10 a.m. Sunday.

Police are unsure if he died from the wreck or from gunshot wounds, according to a press release.

The release said two other men, Timothy Moses and Malik Foye, both of Goldsboro, were found outside of the car at the scene of the wreck.

Authorities discovered Moses had been shot in the knee, the release said, and Foye suffered minor abrasions from the wreck.

Both Moses and Foye were treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital and released, according to the release.

The release said officers responded to shots being fired near Atlantic Avenue and North Herman Street moments before getting the call of a traffic accident at Wayne Memorial Drive and First Church Road.

The two locations are about a half a mile apart.

According to police reports, ShotSpotter, the city's automatic gunshot detection system, alerted officers to 11 rounds being fired in the 900 block of Atlantic Avenue at about 12:11 a.m.

The report said Raiford's car veered off to the right of the road near Ninth Street, ran up on the curb of Victory Free Will Baptist Church, continued traveling and hit a mailbox and newspaper box, and then crossed over First Church Road at a high rate of speed. The momentum caused the car to jump the road and overturn.

Raiford was driving the car, and was trapped inside it when officers got on scene, according to the report.

Raiford was pronounced dead at the scene.

Maj. Anthony Carmon, head of the Goldsboro Police Department's Investigative Services Bureau, said there were bullet holes found in Raiford's vehicle, but refused to say how many.

Carmon said there were no other reports of shots fired in the roughly half-mile stretch Raiford traveled before the car crash.

Carmon declined to comment on whether or not surveillance video from any of the businesses or churches in the area had been pulled for review by investigators.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in Wayne County is asked to call or text Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255, or submit information at tipsubmit.com.

Callers can remain anonymous and information leading to a felony arrest will be eligible for a cash reward.