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Goldsboro man charged in shooting

Posted December 25, 2013

Johnnie Allen Jernigan Jr.

— A Goldsboro man is facing assault charges in connection with a Christmas Day shooting, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said.

Investigators said Johnnie Allen Jernigan Jr., 43, of the 1500 block of Old Smithfield Road, was involved in a confrontation with two people who came to his residence about 7 a.m. Jernigan allegedly shot into a vehicle, striking someone inside it.

The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, investigators said. They did not release more details.

Jernigan was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was held on a $150,000 secured bond.

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  • teleman60 Dec 26, 2013

    They came to his house, intimidated him and he responded with deadly force - what about 'stand your ground'? What about 'the castle doctrine'?