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On Sept. 12, 2022, a warrant for an open count of murder was secured on 32 year old Shadell Barksdale of Goldsboro. On Nov. 3, at approximately 8:00 a.m., officers with the Goldsboro Police Department took Mr. Barksdale into custody in the 600 block of S. Claiborne Street.

The apprehension was aided by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force and North Carolina Department of Public Safety Probation/Parole. 

Barksdale was transported to the Wayne County Magistrate’s Office where he was served with his warrant for murder and a misdemeanor probation violation. Mr. Barksdale received no bond for the murder charge and a $5,000 secured bond for the probation violation. Barksdale has a first appearance in court on Nov. 4 at 9:00 a.m.

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On Sept. 8, 2022, at approximately 6:10 p.m., officers with the Goldsboro Police Department were dispatched to UNC Health Wayne for a report of a shooting. Rakeem Demarko Holloway of Goldsboro had been transported to the hospital from an unknown location suffering from a single gunshot wound. While officers were attempting to determine where the shooting took place, Mr. Holloway was pronounced deceased. The Goldsboro Police Department’s Investigative Services Bureau responded to the scene and initiated an investigation. It was determined that the shooting occurred at 5:55 p.m. at 905 S. Slocumb St., Goldsboro. The ShotSpotter detection system was able to corroborate this time and location.