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Man Sought in Shooting at Funeral

Posted April 27, 2007
Updated April 28, 2007

— Police late Friday named a suspect in the Thursday slaying of a woman at the funeral of her boyfriend, who was shot to death last weekend.

Sharon Sheppard, 28, was shot in the parking lot of Mcintyre Funeral Home Thursday afternoon as she left the service for Raheim Antwon Kornegay, police said.

Kornegay, 23, was shot and killed Sunday inside the couple's apartment. Police had interviewed Sheppard, who was in the apartment at the time of the shooting, early this week and had called her a "person of interest" in the case.

The shooting outside the funeral home created a chaotic scene, police said, noting they had difficulty obtaining a solid description of the gunman or getaway car from numerous witnesses.

Late Friday, Goldsboro police said they were searching for Kelvin Buffalo Jr. in connection with Sheppard's death.

"I'll just say that it's not random," Sgt. Chad Calloway of the Goldsboro Police Department said of Sheppard's slaying. "I would doubt that (the same person shot Sheppard and Kornegay)."

Lateiya Bunch grew up with Kornegay and lived in the apartment above him and Sheppard. She said she was still inside the funeral home at the time of the shooting.

"It's just a bad tragedy. It was devastating to me," Bunch said.

Kornegay and Sheppard had a 7-month-old child together and three older children from previous relationships living with them.

"It's a pretty tough situation to know that there are some children on Earth that, in the course of a couple of days, don't have either parent," Calloway said.

No charges have been filed in connection with either slaying, and police aren't disclosing a possible motive in either case.


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  • JustDontUnderstandPpl Apr 28, 2007

    Thanks Aw...doing same. Lizard...lol.

  • lizard Apr 28, 2007

    Hillary just lost two votes.

  • Low Voltage Apr 28, 2007

    So-kay JDUP, I think I'll put my brain in neutral & watch TV for a while. I've read lots of your stuff.....likin' it.

    Catcha on another thread.

  • JustDontUnderstandPpl Apr 28, 2007

    Sorry Aw, was in a hurry. :-)

  • Low Voltage Apr 28, 2007

    ZAP sez walker_m_r.............

  • Low Voltage Apr 28, 2007

    Thanks JDUP, let's talk scholastic scholarships.

  • JustDontUnderstandPpl Apr 28, 2007

    Ah come on...I love it!!!!

  • Low Voltage Apr 28, 2007

    RE: MissBee; "How many of us can brag on straight 4's even if you do live on the hill with your benz and your uppity selves."

    Quite a few, MissBee.....quite a few.

  • cheekygreek Apr 28, 2007

    Wow,This is terrible,So how many kids that if we were NOT paying for before,we will NOW.I may be cruel,But I don't see where these people (if you wil) had anything to offer society,except breeding like rabbits.We are now short,2 that we don't have to care for.Quit acting like spear chunkers and get a life outside the Dept.of Social Services and the bedroom !!!

  • MissBee Apr 28, 2007

    Not that anyone else might be interested. I am not familiar with him and I have seen her a few times at school. I reallly hate it for the kids........you see her daughter made straight 4's on the EOG last year and is on her way making it again this year. I hope and pray these kids are able to go on with their lives. How many of us can brag on straight 4's even if you do live on the hill with your benz and your uppity selves.