Homicide investigation underway in New Bern, victim identified


NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) The New Bern Police Department has identified the victim of the homicide under investigation in New Bern.

The victim has been identified as Matthew Thomas Small, 29, of New Bern.

The investigation has revealed that the shooting occurred near the intersection of First Avenue and Bay Street, according to the New Bern Police Department.

This was not a random act of violence and the individuals involved knew each other prior to the shooting.

The investigation of the homicide that occurred last night is still active and anyone with information should contact the NBPD.


NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) A homicide investigation is underway after a shooting left one person dead in New Bern.

On Wednesday, August 26, just before midnight, officers responded to a 911 call in the 1200 block of Broad Street.

When officers arrived, a person was in the parking lot of 1210 Broad Street suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim who is not being identified at this time was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center where they died from their injuries.

Officers are on scene interviewing witnesses and processing evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Bern Police Department.

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