An arrest has been made in Goldsboro's first homicide of 2012.
Police say Brandon Phillips was shot Sunday in the front yard of 235 Wayne Avenue. He later died after undergoing emergency surgery.
Demarko Briggs of Goldsboro was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. The charge was upgraded to murder after the victim died.
The 27-year-old Briggs is in jail without bond.