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Gunfight outside Goldsboro sweepstakes parlor leaves one wounded

December 6, 2017

A physical altercation Tuesday afternoon outside an internet sweepstakes parlor escalated into a gunfight that left one person wounded and led to five arrests, Wayne County authorities said.

The fight started inside 117 Internet Cafe, off U.S. Highway 117 South in the Mar Mac community, at about 4:30 p.m. and spilled outside. When one bystander drew a handgun, a second bystander ran to a car in the parking lot and pulled out an SKS-style semi-automatic rifle, authorities said.

The two men exchanged gunfire, as three people were between them in the parking lot and several others were both inside and outside the sweepstakes business, authorities said. Two shots went into the business, while other bullets hit the outside the building and parked cars. One of the shooters, identified as Rakim Karim Johnson, was hit in the left shoulder by a bullet fragment.

Everyone involved in the shootout fled the area, but a carload of people was stopped a short time later by Wayne County deputies and others were arrested at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Johnson, 23, of 1601 Cuyler Best Road in Goldsboro, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharging a weapon into an occupied motor vehicle. D’Quirious Aaron Bradford, 19, of 119 Astor Court in Goldsboro, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a weapon into an occupied building.

Charlie Robert Daniels, 23, of 304 Banks Ave. in Goldsboro, and Kenya Tyree Floyd, 28, of 115 Brenn Loop Road in Goldsboro, were charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Tyriek Langston, 17, of 209 Fussell St. in Goldsboro, was charged with possession of a handgun by a minor.