Just after 11 PM Tuesday, Kinston Police heard gunshots near the 500 block of E. Shine Street. The officers began searching the area when they received word that a subject had arrived at UNC Lenoir with a gunshot wound to his leg and hip. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Ricky E. Roach, Jr. of Kinston. Officers were able to collect several shell casings from the 500 block of E. Shine Street and located a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire.
There is limited information on this incident and the Kinston Police Department is asking anyone with information on the case to contact the KPD’s Tips Line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.