Tuesday 21 Jan 2020

Suspect Killed During Home Invasion & Shooting

Around 8:30 PM Monday, officers with the Goldsboro Police Department responded to a “shots fired” call at on the 500 block of W. New Hope Road. Upon arrival, officers met with the residents, one of whom had suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to Wayne UNC Health Care for treatment.  According to the residents, three unknown suspects forced their way into the home and shot the victim. One of the residents shot back at the suspects and the suspects fled the scene. Officers located 40-year-old Ryan Allen of Goldsboro in a wooded area near the scene. Allen suffered a gunshot wound to the pelvic area of his body. He was identified as a suspect in the burglary and assault. Allen was transported to Vidant Hospital in Greenville where he died during surgery.  According to the Goldsboro Police Department, the investigation into this matter is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Goldsboro Police Department, call or text Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255, or submit a tip at p3tips.com.


  1. Okay says:

    Attempting to break in somebody house at 8:30 pm? Got to be some of the dumbest criminals from Wayne County. Absolutely got what he deserved could only imagine what was going through his head when he was laying in those dark woods bleeding and in pain from that gunshot wound knowing his friends left him for dead. Definitely got what he deserved. At 40 still committing petty crimes after all the chances he had to change his life.

  2. Zeke says:

    One less low life. I wish they had shot the other two also. We need less trash on the streets.

  3. Phil says:

    They broke in the wrong house. I’m glad the victim is ok. Serves the perp right. I hope they catch the other 2 soon.

  4. Joey says:

    He spent 10 years of his life in prison for this very thing including manslaughter……this is what happens when you play with guns (and someone is better at it than you are)

    • CJ says:

      He got a 6 year, 9 month sentence for manslaughter in Sept 2010. He was released in January 2013.
      He got a 3 year sentence for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Feb 2017. He was released less than a month later.
      Looks like this was his last “early release” .

  5. Been There says:

    The deceased has a long history of arrests dealing with guns, violence and robbery.

    Thankfully the victims had a firearm and knew how to protect themselves.

  6. B says:

    Play stupid games and win stupid prizes….


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