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Authorities charge six in slaying of Goldsboro woman

Posted November 14, 2014

Anthony Graham, Davine Carr, Alquan Hill

— Police have charged six people with murder in connection with the shooting of a 21-year-old woman who was found dead in her minivan in Goldsboro on Oct. 31.

Police responding to a report of shots fired at about 3 a.m. near the intersection of Sixth and Humphrey streets found Shanekqua Adrianna Thompson, of Goldsboro, dead at the wheel of her minivan. The vehicle had crashed into woods along the road, and authorities said the van was hit by eight bullets.

Police said Friday that Thompson was shot multiple times during a car chase involving several cars. The homicide was connected to a shooting that was reported Oct. 28 at McDonald's and Waffle House locations on Wayne Memorial Drive.

Cequan Phillips, 22, and Rahmel Phillips, 24, both of 2524 Sapphire Place in Kinston, and Joshua Collins, 24, of 2315 Briarfield Road in Kinston, were arrested Thursday. All three were in the Wayne County jail Friday being held without bond.

Anthony Graham, 30, of 2217 Hawthorne Ave., surrendered to police Friday afternoon. He also was being held without bond.

Authorities are still searching for Kinston, Alquan Hill, 23, of 2709 Hodges Road in Kinston, and Davine Carr, 20, of 710 E. King St. in Kinston. They are charged with murder.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts should contact the Goldsboro Police Department.


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  • 678devilish Nov 14, 2014

    woman who was found dead
    is the innocent young woman with her life ahead of

    Sorry these young men had a hand in taking this young lady's life. My condolences to her family and many friends.

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Nov 14, 2014
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    Who cares about this "group of young people who's lives have been ruined"? They made their choices and ruined their own lives. What we need to care about here is the innocent young woman with her life ahead of her who was gunned down in her vehicle, and for her grieving loved ones.

  • ytb781pearl Nov 14, 2014

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    I think they mean "why didn't the parents raise their children up not to be criminals"

  • Kaitlyn Legare Nov 14, 2014
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    That, plus too easy access to guns by people with criminal records, is the problem.

  • ILoveMyDog Nov 14, 2014

    Knuckleheads. Have fun behind bars!

  • moomoo Nov 14, 2014

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    Their parents were probably at home in bed. These are all 20-30 yr olds. Why do the parents need to know where their adult children are--they are adults.

  • jimcricket15 Nov 14, 2014

    My defense would be. the President does not have to obey laws, so we should not have to obey laws. We should be immediately released.

  • Cabe Merritt Nov 14, 2014
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    Same old song and dance.

  • jwbmom1965 Nov 14, 2014

    Sad thing is, its not about the "guns" and "gun violence", its about the young aren't taught compassion, morals, and doing the right thing. Its really sad what our society has become.

  • Pam Price Nov 14, 2014
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    What will it take to rid the streets of this violence and no-good people who have no respect for life - or anything else for that matter. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.