Goldsboro police investigating overnight murder

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – Police are investigating an overnight murder.

It happened around 1:08 a.m. when officers with the Goldsboro Police Department responded to a “shots fired” call in the 100 block of Astor Court. That’s where they found the victim, 21-year-old Shai Taylor Valentine, lying unresponsive behind the apartments. Valentine sustained what appeared to be gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into his death is on-going. If you have any information about the incident, you’re asked to contact Inv. Crawford at 919-580-4213.

Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in Wayne County is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or text at 919-222-4230.  Callers will remain anonymous and if your information leads to a felony arrest you will be given a cash reward for the information.  Crime Stoppers gives cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to felony arrests.  Crime Stoppers is a Non-Profit 501(c) (3) organization, funded solely by private donations.  To make a donation, contact the Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers Director Rick Sutton at 919-734-8177.

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