On June 7, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Allen Carmichael turned himself in to investigators at the Goldsboro Police Department. Allen was transported to the Wayne County Magistrates Office, where the warrant for Felony Carrying a Concealed Weapon was served. Allen received a $5,000 secured bond with a first appearance in court scheduled for June 9.
Due to a certain amount of speculation and misunderstandings, the Goldsboro Police Department would like to clarify some of the details surrounding this incident.
When officers were initially dispatched to Wayne UNC Health, they were told they were responding to an active shooter. They took steps to respond appropriately to that situation. When officers discovered the shooter had left the premises, the Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and they responded. Evidence on the scene made it clear that the firearm discharge was not intentional.
While it is understood that a firearm will not discharge “by itself,” there was no malicious intent behind the incident. Information was received early in the investigation that the incident was possibly domestic related. The evidence showed that was not accurate. Mr. Carmichael did not intend to discharge the firearm, to shoot Ms. Jones or anyone else. There was also no evidence of any restraining orders between any of the subjects that were present.
The Goldsboro Police Department understands that with recent events across the country, some conclusions were drawn by various entities early in the investigation. This release serves to clarify as many details as possible without compromising the criminal case. Any deliberately false information that was given to law enforcement during the investigation will be reviewed with the District Attorney’s Office to determine if criminal charges will be appropriate.
BACKGROUND: On June 5, 2022, at approximately 8:11 p.m., officers with the Goldsboro Police Department’s B-Shift Patrol responded to Wayne UNC Health Care in reference to a shooting that occurred on the premises.
A female victim, identified as Sade Jones of Goldsboro was located with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The hospital was searched and secured by responding law enforcement officers.
Investigators from the Goldsboro Police Department responded to initiate an investigation into the aforementioned shooting. During the course of the investigation, the shooting was determined to be an accidental discharge. At no time was there ever an active shooter at this location.
Warrants have been secured for Allen Carmichael, 40, brother of the victim Sade Jones, for Felony Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
The Goldsboro Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Goldsboro Fire Department, Wayne County EMS and Wayne UNC Hospital Police were all involved in the investigation.