Around 5 PM on Sunday, the Goldsboro Police Department was dispatched to the 600 block of Bizzell Court in reference to a shooting. Officers found 33-year-old James M. Smoot of Goldsboro suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Smoot was pronounced deceased by Wayne County EMS shortly after their arrival. The Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and responded to the scene.
Just before 7 PM, 18-year-old David S. Green of Goldsboro was taken into custody in the 800 block of Orchard Street by members of the Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Division. Green was transported to the police department and then to the Wayne County Magistrate’s Office. He was charged with one count of First Degree Murder. Green was ordered to be held without bond.