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One dead, one injured in Wilson domestic dispute

Posted August 9, 2010

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— One person was killed Monday morning and a second was taken to a hospital following a domestic shooting and wreck in Wilson that closed a major intersection for much of the day, authorities said.

Police were called to the 600 block of Whitehead Avenue at about 10:45 a.m. in response to shots being fired in a domestic dispute.

Mary Barberio said she saw a man and a woman put a young child in the back of BMW across the street from her house. Then, she said, the man grabbed a gun an forced the woman out of a nearby Range Rover.

"I heard three gunshots (and) looked out the window, and the guy was grabbing the girl out of the car," Barberio said. "You could see him grabbing her by the hair, getting her out of the truck putting her into (the BMW)."

Nearby residents said the man fired several more times before driving off.

"He just started shooting and shooting and shooting. Then, he made her get in the car – just like five shots let off – and she's screaming for dear life," said another neighbor, who asked not to be identified.

Officers finally caught up with the BMW near the intersection of Forest Hills Road and Ward Boulevard, where police said more shots were fired.

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Marshall Tant said he saw a patrol car with sirens blaring come up behind him as he approached the intersection.

"I didn't realize he was following or chasing another car, and all of a sudden, I heard one small pop and then, all of a sudden, pop, pop, pop – a different kind of sound," Tant said. "I didn't know what was happening. It happened so fast."

The BMW continued through the intersection and collided with a passenger van and an SUV, police said. After the wreck, authorities said, one person in the BMW was dead and a second was airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital.

Tant said he saw police take a young child from the car.

No one in the passenger van or the SUV was injured, police said.

The State Bureau of Investigation was called to assist with the investigation.

Traffic was rerouted around the intersection, which authorities kept closed until almost 6 p.m.

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  • DaddysAngel27 Aug 11, 2010

    The fact is, there is now a child that will remember this the rest our their precious life. Think about the child that was in that car. So sad! This whole world "not just Wilson" is going to shame. I know Wilson has went down a lot over the years but so have other counties and cities. It's up to the people to clean it up! Get rid of the drug dealers!!! That will cure a big majority of the problems!

  • lasonyajones Aug 11, 2010

    one of this people happen to be a blood related family member of mines but when it all boils that too famlies are suffering from this...

  • Just Being Me Aug 11, 2010

    Seaturtlesrule, You are exactly right!

  • seaturtlesrule Aug 10, 2010

    Why are there still no names...no better info? Wilson Times had less info than WRAL this Tues. am.

    And as far as Wilson being a "suburb"...I'm afraid it's a dying town. No jobs. Once vibrant mall dead. Gangs, gangs, gangs. Young people leaving forever...I95 = great drug /illegal drop offs. Yet, our tax money is going for "Whirligig Parks" instead of education, medical issues (more ambulances), crime prevention and a New POOL would be nice, considering temps of 114 plus! Wilson is graying every day, we loyal seniors deserve a decent, quiet, exercise pool! The old one is older than any WWII vets left. Not safe. Not relaxing. Not clean. Let the roughriders have it. No wonder NC is 4th on the obesity list. Not a thing to do and no sidewalks! But we have Whirligigs up the Wazoo! ~~~ Peace.

  • Prancy Aug 10, 2010

    Why has this story been dropped?

  • rescuefan Aug 9, 2010

    ""I heard three gunshots (and) looked out the window, and the guy was grabbing the girl out of the car," Barberio said. "You could see him grabbing her by the hair, getting her out of the truck putting her into (the BMW)."

    Nearby residents said the man fired several more times before driving off.

    "He just started shooting and shooting and shooting. Then, he made her get in the car – just like five shots let off – and she's screaming for dear life," said another neighbor, who asked not to be identified."

    Yeah, sure sounds like she was trying to kill him.

    "However, if it reads that she killed him, we'll hear crickets chirp.
    Psuedonym"

    Since that's not how the story is going to turn out, as usual, I guess that's a moot point, huh?

  • Dick Aug 9, 2010

    Witness states "I didn't realize he was following or chasing another car, and all of a sudden, I heard one small pop and then, all of a sudden, pop, pop, pop – a different kind of sound,"

    Must have sounded like "firecrackers"...

  • aufan Aug 9, 2010

    Bluewind- I agree the cars almost cost more than the house this happened at....

  • Adelinthe Aug 9, 2010

    I pray the woman survives.

    Praying for her and the child.

    No one should have to live with beasts like that in their life.

    God bless.

    RB

  • bluewind Aug 9, 2010

    A range rover, and a beamer in this part of town seem a little odd....

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