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Man charged with shooting six at Goldsboro party

Posted June 8, 2011

— A 19-year-old man has been accused of shooting six people during a party at a Goldsboro apartment in May, police said Tuesday.

Jaquan Amand Dennis, of 414 Murray St., faces six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and 10 counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property. He was placed in the Wayne County jail under a $1.7 million secured bond.

Shots were fired into the apartment of Raimonte Walls, 21, at 404 N. George St. as he was holding a party early May 22, police said, striking Walls, a 15-year-old boy, two 16-year-old girls, a 19-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man.

Police said they are continuing to investigate the case and asked anyone with information to call investigators at 919-580-4217 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255. Crime Stoppers gives cash rewards to anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Dennis has convictions for larceny of firearms, larceny over $1,000 and second-degree trespassing, according to state Department of Correction records. He served six months in jail in 2009 and was cited for assaulting a person with a weapon and being involved with a gang.


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  • NCStar74 Jun 10, 2011

    For those of you so quick to pass judgement before a trial is even held, guess what? The police had the wrong man. This guy was fully exonerated & his half-brother was charged instead.

  • Father-T Jun 9, 2011

    Humm who to blame....well overall the kid made the wrong decision...I had this kid as a student--well mannered, did his work, but overall he respected me(male). Looking at this life of this child the streets took over him. Guidance is the question to what played in this kids life. IDK and can't call it but its a question who guided this kid after school..a prime example of whats happening to alot of our so call excuse I'm from the project(s) lifestyle/environment kids. So it goes back to my beginning - who to blame?

  • emerald7575 Jun 8, 2011

    where the group thats all ways marching and talking loud, and complaining about everyone and everything?

  • weasel2 Jun 8, 2011

    Hopefully he will never see the light of day with the reocurring weapons charges.

  • emerald7575 Jun 8, 2011

    well thats 6 more we will have to support for the rest of there lives, not to say we will have to feed and house the shooter

  • h3ardita11b4 Jun 8, 2011

    "If you think "Freedom of speech" has ever applied to posting on an internet forum/comment section/etc you are a dolt."

    **snicker** uptight much? looks like someone needs a visit with the chill pill patrol i was being facetious. there's really no need to have your panties all up in a twist

  • h3ardita11b4 Jun 8, 2011

    If you think "Freedom of speech" has ever applied to posting on an internet forum/comment section/etc you are a dolt.

    MCGusto - and you're too uptight. i was being FACETIOUS. maybe you should try having a coke, a smile and maybe some prune juice. it's really ok to lighten up. trust me, you'll be fine. :)

  • pat7 Jun 8, 2011

    You dont have to wait for a hand out ,People just think their entitled to everything without paying for it. People should lrean to help themself .

  • MikeTysonsPunchOut Jun 8, 2011

    Such a sad waste of a life...19 and already with this kind of rap-sheet. I hope this kid gets the help he needs before something even worse happens to him or other people at his hands.

  • MCGusto Jun 8, 2011

    "wow - really, mods? i haven't said anything comparable to what you've approved. i said was "wow. people still have house parties" - and you denied that???? thebill of rights should be amended; you have the right to freedom of speech UNLESS you're posting on wral.com ."

    If you think "Freedom of speech" has ever applied to posting on an internet forum/comment section/etc you are a dolt. Freedom of speech applies directly to the *Government* being able to limit your expressions -- it has nothing to do with anything else.