One killed in officer-involved shooting

Thomas Austin Jr. (Image courtesy Goldsboro Police Department)
August 25, 2012 2:29:52 PM PDT
Officials said members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office ACE Team and the Goldsboro Police Department Selective Enforcement Unit were attempting to execute a narcotics search warrant in the 700 block of Slaughter Street Friday night when shots were fired.

It happened around 10 p.m.

Officers returned fire and one man was killed and a second slightly injured.

Investigators said 31-year-old Thomas Austin Jr. was arrested after the shootout and charged with five counts of attempted murder. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail under a $1 million bond. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer. Two others were also arrested, but police have not released their names.

Officials said the State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to look at what happened - as is standard in officer-involved shootings.

The name of the dead man was not immediately released.

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