Man Charged With Shooting Into Vehicle, Causing Highway 70 Crash

GOLDSBORO – A suspect who allegedly fired upon two motorists in Wayne County on Saturday and Sunday causing one of the drivers to wreck has been captured.

Ricardo Carlos Hernandez, 23, of N. William Street, Goldsboro has been charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and going armed to the terror of the public.

On Saturday, October 9th at 3:13pm, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting a vehicle being shot at from another vehicle on Highway 70 East. After having his vehicle shot approximately 10 times, the driver lost control and crash. The victim was not struck by the gunfire but was injured by shrapnel and the collision. A suspect and suspect vehicle description was obtained and an investigation was started.

On Sunday at 5:28pm, another call was received citing similar circumstances in the Emmaus Church Road area but no one and no vehicle was struck. A suspect and suspect vehicle was identified. Later, the suspect was located and arrested during a traffic stop. A stolen firearm and narcotics was recovered.

A motive has not been released.

Hernandez was held on a $100,000 secured bond in the Wayne County Detention Center.


  1. Welcome to open-boarders folks and it want change until some of these liberal progressive liberal Democrats lose some of their love ones. When 2/3 of South America is here your safety will be forever gone. Don’t forget to thank a Democrat for this folks!

    • Way to show your true colors as a racist jerk. Nothing in this article indicates that the man is from South America.

      • You have ‘racism’ confused with ‘justice’. Media often hides the facts…thereby promoting injustice. One can only be left with assumptions if the facts are withheld….and this assumption is based in historical fact!

  2. Thanks, Robert I do have to make up my writing disabilities with my superior intellectual thinking. Oh, and jocosnoozer woke up long enough to use the R word did he? I don’t think I ever mention the color this shooters skin but sense jocosnoozer has brought it up I guess I will have to now. Yes he does resemble George Zimmerman who CNN declared was the white Mexican that killed Travon Marten. I guess it is all how we politically look at it jocosnoozer?

  3. Terry Barnes buy a map please. There is North America, Central America and South America. Unfortunately most coming to NC are not hot South Americans.

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