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Ex-officer charged after shots are fired

By John Joyce
Published in News on September 18, 2013 1:46 PM

A former Fremont police officer has been charged in connection with a Saturday night shooting.

Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested William Earl Boseman Jr., 24, of 201 King James Way, Pikeville, Monday on charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

Boseman bonded out of Wayne County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

The arrest comes following an investigation into a shooting at a Sussex Place residence Saturday night.

The confrontation occurred after a fight broke out at a Goldsboro residence where 15 to 20 people were gathered to watch the Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez boxing match on pay-per-view Saturday, according to a press release.

Boseman was allegedly involved in an altercation with the homeowner and left.

Several witnesses reported hearing Boseman say he would be back with a gun, and within a half hour, shots were fired into the residence.

Investigators located Boseman at an address on Daly Avenue in Dudley and took him into custody without incident. He is scheduled to appear in Wayne County District Court Oct. 1.

Fremont police Chief Paul Moates said Boseman was given the option to resign from the department in 2011 "based on some disciplinary actions."

Boseman has had some criminal run-ins since leaving the department, Moates said, but he could not go into detail.

The Fremont Police Department will assist the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in their investigation "in any way we can," Moates said.