An off-duty sheriff’s deputy and a pedestrian were injured in a hit-and-run and sent to the hospital Saturday after police say a Goldsboro man fired gunshots outside a bar before fleeing the parking lot.
Goldsboro police arrested Di’Twan Shyheim Davis, 23, of Audubon Avenue, in the 2000 block of East Ash Street after reportedly crashing into a power pole, resulting in $2,000 worth of property damage, according to a Goldsboro Police Department investigation report.
Just before the crash, police responded to a shots-fired call at Morgans, a bar located at 2715 E. Ash St., said LaToya Henry, spokeswoman for the city of Goldsboro. Davis was asked to leave the bar after an altercation with other patrons inside the business just after 2 a.m.
After leaving the bar, Davis went to his car, removed a handgun, fired at least three gunshots into the air and got into the car to leave, Henry said. Off-duty sheriff’s deputies working the bar approached Davis and asked him to exit the car, the investigation report continues.
Davis then sped out of the parking lot, striking one of the deputies in the left leg with the car, according to the report. As he was fleeing the scene, Davis also hit Devonte Duprel Jamaal Harris, 24, of Goldsboro, who was crossing the street, Henry said.
Harris and the deputy were taken to Wayne UNC Health Care for treatment, Henry said. The deputy was released, but Harris was flown to Vidant Medical Center for further treatment and is currently in critical condition.
Davis was charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, one felony count of serious injury by vehicle, two felony counts of hit and run causing serious injury/death, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, one felony count of possession of a stolen firearm, two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving to endanger, two misdemeanor counts of driving while license revoked not impaired, and one misdemeanor count of discharging a firearm within the city limits.
He was booked in the Wayne County jail under a $110,000 secured bond.