Toddler fatally shot on Goldsboro playground

3-year-old Princess Shelby King

February 28, 2011 2:06:59 PM PST
Police say they are searching for a man suspected of killing a 3-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet during a gunfight at a Goldsboro apartment complex.

Goldsboro police say they have charged 29-year-old Derrick Raymont Best of Goldboro with murder and he is not in custody.

Police say Princess Shelby King was playing on the playground at The Grand at Day Pointe apartment complex around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when gunfire erupted during a fight between two men.

She died at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call Goldsboro police. Call lead Investigator C.A. Melvin at (919) 580-4212 or Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers at (919) 735-2255.

King's family is now trying to raise the money it needs to pay for her funeral expenses. The family says donations should be directed to Attorney John Agner’s office at 214 S. William St., Goldsboro.

For more information, call (919) 736- 9200 and ask for Renardo, Odessa, or Donna. An alternate contact number is (919) 988-0363.

Proceeds from the sale of T-shirts with Princess's picture on them will also go to funeral expenses. You can get them at Apple White’s Silk Screening on Walnut Street, Goldsboro. The phone number there is (919) 344-2500. Proceeds to go to Princess’ funeral expenses.

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