Kinston Officials: Off Duty Officer Accidentally Shoots Daughter

Kinston police say the State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting this weekend that involved one of their own.

Police say Wilfred Jones, who was off-duty, accidentally shot his 18-year-old daughter.

The shooting happened Saturday night just before 8:00 p.m. at 102-D Wingate Drive, that's the officer's home.

Shot was Raven Jones of Charlotte. She's in fair condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Public Safety Director Bill Johnson says the officer thought he was home alone and went to investigate a suspicious noise he believed to be an intruder. Johnson says the officer encountered the victim in the home, was startled and accidentally fired one shot. Jones was hit in the lower leg.

Police say their initial investigation showed no malice from either the officer or the victim.

Johnson says the officer has been with the department for over ten years and was placed today on administrative leave while the SBI investigates.

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Kinston police say an off duty officer was recently involved in a shooting.

Police are releasing very few details at this point.

They only say that the shooting involved a an off duty officer and one other person.

No one died in the incident. No word on any injuries.

Officials would not say when or where the shooting happened.

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  • by anonymous Location: hiding from cops on Jan 7, 2012 at 09:09 PM
    really, do you think someone would actually break into your house with a police cruiser sitting in the front yard?
  • by jim on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:40 AM
    first of all his daughter had a key.first thought,maybe my daughter.not everyone calls before coming home especially if they have a kids once they move out do not get keys.and if he leaves his doors unlocked,then it is on him.
  • by jim on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:40 AM
    first of all his daughter had a key.first thought,maybe my daughter.not everyone calls before coming home especially if they have a kids once they move out do not get keys.and if he leaves his doors unlocked,then it is on him.
  • by robert Location: richlands on Dec 17, 2011 at 10:59 AM
    look its easy to judge a situation when youre not there it was an accident,,plain and simple im sure he feels terrible as any of us would..until we have all and i mean all the facts save youre judgemental comments...
  • by anonymous on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:03 PM
    yeah, Im sure with a police cruiser sitting in front of his door, that makes him an easy target. Ive heard that criminals like to break in to cops house's. maybe the SBI will get to the bottom of the cops running rampant in Kinston,NC.
  • by laura Location: greenvile on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    I'm glad she's doing well and will recover, but I have to feel the most sorry for her dad. My daughter would preface everything with, "Hey mom, remember that time you shot me?....well these's this car I've had my eye on...did I mention the pain in my leg, yeah, real hard to walk here, better get some really nice shoes...I've been thinking about moving to that nice apartment across town cuz' know...I get PTSD in this house...I keep thinking that it could have been my head...ever been shot Dad? No...well, it really hurts, a lot!" Getting accidently shot by your cop parent = lifetime trump card.
  • by wabbit Location: rural goldsboro on Dec 6, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    also interesting to note, IF the off duty officer had imbibed some of his favorite beverage after a hard day on the job and that might have tainted his judgement. my family and their close friends always call before entering my home to preclude being confronted w/a loaded firearm... aspices of the new removed the homeowner's responsibility to worry about the bad guy's intent to do bodily harm...and precludes the opportunity of being sued by the family of the 'oh so misunderstood and truly good person' who i shot while in my home, motor vehicle, or work location. wabbit
  • by Nashville Location: Nashville on Dec 6, 2011 at 09:44 AM
    I told Andy not to give that one bullet to Barney. Obviously, he did not identify his target or he would not have shot this daughter. Eastern NC's finest.
  • by dee on Dec 6, 2011 at 07:36 AM
    First of all his daughter is 18 and free to come and go when she pleases, lives with him, and he hears something, he don't automatically think it's his daughter? grabs a gun and think it's an intruder? something don't add up!
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      by Listen carefully on Dec 6, 2011 at 07:49 AM in reply to dee
      Actually the daughter does not live with him but lives in Charlotte. I really wish people would read or listen to the news a little better before passing judgement of wrong doing.
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        by dee on Dec 7, 2011 at 05:56 AM in reply to Listen carefully
        i don't think i passed judgement of wrong doing. and i got my information from this website that does not mention the daughter living in charlotte.
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        by dee on Dec 7, 2011 at 09:40 AM in reply to Listen carefully
        well actually the video version of the story did mention charlotte, my bad! still i stand by my first comment
  • by Jim on Dec 6, 2011 at 06:05 AM
    I'm glad I do not live east of I 95.
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      by Really?? on Dec 6, 2011 at 07:00 AM in reply to Jim
      I am glad you don't either!

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