Andre Devon Weeks, 26, was charged Friday on one count of murder with murder in the slaying of Larry Donnell Mathis Jr, 34.
Goldsboro police officers responding on Jan. 1 to calls about gunshots found Mathis, 34, lying dead in the 400 block of Woodrow Street. Police haven't commented on a motive.
Weeks was in the Wayne County Jail Monday without bond.
North Carolina Department of Correction records show that Weeks has a criminal record dating to 2000 that includes convictions for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, other assault charges, common-law robbery and possession of a firearm by convicted felon. He was placed on probation in April after being convicted of driving with a revoked license.