Man Shot After Knock At Door

A Goldsboro man is recovering after getting shot by a person who knocked on his door.

Goldsboro Police say someone shot Clifton Dickins at his home at 306 Mulberry St. in Goldsboro. Detectives say three men knocked on his door at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, asking if a particular person was there. When Dickins said no, they got into a scuffle, and one of the men shot Sickins in the thigh.

Police say Dickins was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro and is expected to be ok. Police say they do not have any suspects.


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  • by Rob Location: Greenville on Dec 4, 2009 at 09:51 PM
    Exercise your rights under the 2d Ammendment, word will get around and the visitors will look for another home to bother.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Dec 4, 2009 at 09:31 PM
    Security screens are wonderful devices. If you don't have one, and don't know them, don't open the door. It's as simple as that. If it's late at night, don't open it even if you have a security screen. I mean really.
  • by weird on Dec 4, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    when my husband and i lived at some apparents off 5th/10th street we had these shady dudes come up 3 times on different nights asking if "G" was there. We only answered the door once but they came back 2 more times knocking then left. And a few weeks after that, some drunk/high looking guys came knocking on our door. These kinds of people are either looking for someone to kill or looking to rob you by peering inside your door to see what you have so they can come rob you later. Don't answer the door to any strangers, that is definitely the best piece of advice especially now that it is almost Christmas. Stay safe everyone.
  • by tina Location: baltimore on Dec 4, 2009 at 05:19 PM
    it really don't make a difference in where you live, crime. maybe nothingeles to the story. people are stupid. they were looking for someone to 'kill'didn't make adifference of who the person was. you just have to de more careful of how and when you answer the door!!!!this from a person that knows. I DON'T ANSWER THE DOOR AFTER A CERTAIN TIME AT NIGHT"!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 4, 2009 at 08:02 AM
    never open the door to anyone you don't know.if you go to the door "DO NOT"stand in front of the door but off to the side.if they bust the door down and come into your place of residence then shoot to kill as then they can't come back 5 years down the road with revenge in mind..
  • by cooper Location: greenville on Dec 4, 2009 at 05:59 AM
    somebody was knocking at my door last night also it was more like they were banging for about 10 minutes. (scary)
  • by mikeee Location: greenville on Dec 4, 2009 at 05:18 AM
    it's aparent that there is more to the story... because it really makes no since in it's current state.
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