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Man shot by police

By Gary Popp
Published in News on February 7, 2012 1:46 PM

A Goldsboro police officer shot a 20-year-old man Monday afternoon following a brief pursuit.

Officer Anthony Ravine fired several shots into the Toyota driven by Johnathan Ray Williams, of 309 N. Jefferson St., after he struck the officer with the car.

Ravine responded by firing multiple shots from his Glock into Williams' vehicle.

One of the bullets hit Williams in the left arm.

Both Williams and Ravine were treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital and were released Monday night.

About 1:30 p.m., Ravine, and two other officers with the department's Selective Enforcement Unit, attempted to pull over the vehicle driven by Williams, who was the subject of a narcotics investigation.

Williams failed to stop and a brief chase ensued.

The stop ended when Williams pulled behind a residence at 209 Pearson St.

Ravine and officers Thomas Collins and Cornelius Crittenden stepped out of their unmarked patrol vehicle to apprehend Williams.

Williams then drove the vehicle toward the officers striking Ravine in the knee area.

Ravine then discharged his firearm toward Williams.

Williams continued to drive his vehicle and struck the officers' patrol car before coming to a stop.

Williams was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and a count of possession of cocaine.

An investigation into the incident is being carried out by the SBI.

Additional charges are possible, investigators said.