On August 1, 2020, Goldsboro Police officers responded to the 200 block of Winslow Circle to investigate a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they found a subject identified as 19-year-old Costello Zyan Reese of Goldsboro suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Reese was transported to Wayne UNC Health Care by ambulance. He later died from his injuries.
The Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded and began an investigation. Through the course of the investigation, a juvenile suspect was developed. A juvenile petition was secured on a 17-year-old male suspect for 1st Degree Murder in regards to the shooting. On August 2, the suspect was apprehended on Nelson Street in Mount Olive by members of the Goldsboro Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Task Force, and the Mount Olive Police Department. The arrest was without incident. The juvenile suspect was transported to Pitt Regional Juvenile Detention Centerfor secure custody.
Upon further investigation, 19-year-old Jarius Brewer of Mount Olive was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Brewer was arrested Wednesday without incident at the Wayne County Magistrate’s Office. He was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.