06/10/11 — Police Department drops charges in shooting

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Police Department drops charges in shooting

By Gary Popp
Published in News on June 10, 2011 1:46 PM

A Goldsboro man charged this week for his alleged involvement in a shooting that sent six people to the hospital has been cleared.

Goldsboro police placed Jaquan Amand Dennis under a $1.7 million bond Tuesday in connection with the May 22 incident.

On Wednesday, police dropped all charges against the 19-year-old.

Dennis had been charged with 10 counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property and six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

He was released from the Wayne County Jail Wednesday after being incarcerated for nearly 16 hours.

Police said Dennis is no longer considered a suspect in the shooting, but several other suspects are being pursued by investigators.

Police officials refused to comment on what led to Dennis' arrest or what information was provided that led to his release.

Dennis turned himself in Tuesday at the Goldsboro Police Department, where he was charged in connection with the 414 N. George St. incident.

Dennis lives in the 400 block of Murray Street, which is about a half mile from where the shooting occurred.

Those injured in the shooting included the home's resident, Raimonte Walls, 21; James Crawford Jr., 16, of Greenleaf Street; Covia Williams, 19, of Rudolph Street; Teianna Howell, 16, of North Alabama Avenue; Demetrius Raiford, 21, of North Kornegay Street; and a 15-year-old male juvenile.