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Man arrested in fatal Mount Olive shooting

Posted December 10, 2008

— A Mount Olive man was charged Wednesday in a shooting death that police said occurred during an argument.

Michael Lee Shipman, 26, of 802 S. Breazeale Ave., was charged with murder in the death of Javonnie Donta Langston, 33, of Goldsboro, police said. The shooting occurred at 126 Lees Country Club Road in Mount Olive, police said.

Shipman was being held without bond in the Wayne County Jail.


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  • Whatever Geez Dec 11, 2008

    I hope that is what happened; I thought about Michael and Ms Dottie all day yesterday; wonderful family....Michael and his brother were very laid back, kind boys..can't imagine....

  • ecugirl83 Dec 11, 2008

    he is a security guard and a very peaceful person. from the facts that i have learned, it was self-defense. i hope it is proven. and the way that he looks...he is muslim. the peaceful, loving type guy. the young lady that is involved in this is starting law school and michael has no record. the other man, well, thats a different story. that does not mean that he deserved what happened...but when somebody comes at you to harm you and your loved ones...things happen in the heat of the moment. my prayers go out to this family.

  • Love my boys Dec 10, 2008

    I am making that conclusion due to the facts that were presented. He shot another person during an argument. That makes it a violent life. If he were defending his home, his mother, etc it would be another story. Unfortunately, it's not.

  • marxismandmartinis Dec 10, 2008

    I heard of this earlier in the day and it makes me sad. Michael is a good guy- we all graduated together-, always has been peaceful... lovemyboys got it wrong when you said he "resorted to a violent life" ...that's not the case at all- this was just a tragic event and we should know all the facts before making any conclusions. Don't just assume drugs and violence, because Mike certainly is not from that school of thought. My thoughts are with him and his family.

  • Love my boys Dec 10, 2008

    OMG! I went to high school with him. His mom was the BEST secretary ever! I wonder what happened to make him resort to a violent life. Praying for Michael, Ms Dottie and the rest of his family.

  • Whatever Geez Dec 10, 2008

    I went to school with this guy and his mom was the secretary at the high school for years. It's a shame that this has happened....the other guy was stabbed last year....been busted for drugs...drugs just dont' pay!

  • SargeDaMan Dec 10, 2008

    Is he amish?

  • mom2allstar Dec 10, 2008

    MAPLE WALNUT ICE CREAM - That was hilarious!!!

  • jbrlangley Dec 10, 2008