GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — A suspect has been arrested and the victim has been identified after a deadly shooting that happened early Tuesday.
Goldsboro police said Johnique Nicolie Richards was arrested Tuesday at around 4:30 p.m. and taken into custody without incident by officers. She was taken to the Wayne County Magistrate’s Office where warrants were served. She was being held in the Wayne County Jail under no bond.
Her first court appearance was scheduled for Wednesday.
Goldsboro police opened a homicide investigation after being alerted of a woman’s death in Kinston. The Goldsboro Police Department was contacted by the Kinston Police Department Tuesday morning at around 5:30 a.m. Officials were told of a shooting that happened in Goldsboro.
The victim, identified Tuesday evening as Stephanie Lynette Smith, was transported to UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston, where she later died.
Goldsboro police began an investigation and, through a witness, found the scene at the 3100 block of Cashewll Drive in Goldsboro, where the shooting happened. The Goldsboro Police Department’s Investigative Services Bureau was contacted and is part of the investigation.