Around 5:30 PM Saturday, officers with the Goldsboro Police Department’s Housing Unit and Patrol Division responded to a Shot Spotter alert for gunfire on the 1700 Block of Edgerton Street. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. A short time later, officers were made aware two people suffering from gunshot wounds arrived at Wayne UNC Health Care. It was determined that the two victims had been in the vehicle related to the Shot Spotter alert. The victims were identified as Ronisha Underwood and a 3-year-old juvenile female, both of Goldsboro. Both victims are in stable condition. The Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and initiated an investigation into the incident.
As a result of the investigation, warrants were secured on 27-year-old Tacarous Monquez Peterson of Goldsboro for Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Firing Into Occupied/Moving Vehicle, and Firing Into Occupied/Moving Vehicle with Serious Injury.
Peterson is still wanted at this time and should be considered armed and dangerous. Peterson and the adult victim were known to each other but not in a relationship.
Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in the Wayne County area is asked to call or text Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or submit a TIP at p3tips.com.