Goldsboro man charged in fatal shooting


Police responded to a home in the 100 block of Georgia Avenue around 9:48 p.m. When officers arrived, they found 23-year-old Tyree Louis Simmons, of Goldsboro, deceased on the kitchen floor of the residence from an apparent gunshot wound.

After an investigation, officers arrested and charged 41-year-old Stevie Denardo Simmons, of Goldsboro with an open count of murder.  

Authorities said Stevie and Tyree Simmons are not related.

The investigation revealed that an altercation took place between Stevie and Tyree Simmons in the yard of Stevie Simmons' home in the 600 block of W. Walnut Street which escalated to Stevie Simmons allegedly shooting Tyree Simmons.  

Police said after Tyree Simmons was shot, he ran across and down the street to the home on Georgia Avenue where he died on the kitchen floor.

Stevie Simmons was placed in the Wayne County Jail under no bond pending a first appearance scheduled for Monday.

Tyree Simmons' body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Raleigh for autopsy.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Goldsboro Police Department at (919) 580-4218, Crime Stoppers at (919) 735-2255, or text Crime Stoppers at (919) 222-4230.

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