Victims Identified In Deadly New Bern Shooting

Two young adults were found dead Friday afternoon in New Bern, both had been shot.

The victims have been identified as 25-year-old Johnnie Exum Neely, of 1000 block of Simmons Street, and 20-year-old Brittany Nicole Jones, of 611 Julia Clay Street

Spokeswoman Colleen Roberts tells WITN News that police found the bodies on Julia Clay Street around 2:30 p.m.

Police are not saying much more about the deaths at this time.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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  • by Cherry Location: Havelock on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:29 AM
    Nobody knows the reason that someone would shoot these two young ones. I've learned from personal experience that people who assume things about what they read in the news have no idea of what really happened. Most of all, you don't know the people personally, so to make assumptions about what happened is just ludicrous. Unless you are someone who was close to them, you probably are so off-base you would be surprised. If you are someone close to them, perhaps you shouldn't be posting details on a news site. That's all I gotta say.
  • by jazzcat on Feb 5, 2012 at 07:28 PM
    Such a sad story...but things don't happen in a vacuum. Regardless of the number of comments about how nice and polite this young man was, there had to be signs that he was capable of violent action. Hopefully those close to him didn't ignore those signs...
  • by anon Location: new bern on Feb 5, 2012 at 01:56 PM
    I am shocked and saddened by this. Johnnie loved his daughter so much and spent most of his free time doting on this beautiful little girl. She loved her daddy. He may not have had much money but he definitely gave his time to his daughter. What a loss. I can't believe this happened. He was so soft spoken, likeable, and polite. I just wish there was something I could have said or done to prevent this. Lord please help the families.
  • by Rawsheen on Feb 5, 2012 at 09:00 AM
    Well Big O promised change.
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      by Surfer girl on Feb 5, 2012 at 02:39 PM in reply to Rawsheen
      How is this Mr. Obama's fault? You people amaze me with your ignorance
  • by Sue Location: New Bern on Feb 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM
    How tragic. I know Johnnie had a hard time keeping a steady job. He was very polite and aspired to go to the community college, but he was trying to keep working to help his girlfriend financially with their child, Tiana, while her Mom went to school.He adored Tiana and taught her good manners. He would take Tiana to the library for story hour when he could. Two young people are dead and a beautiful little girl is left without her parents. Very tragic. I cannot help but feel that I could have done more. May they rest in piece. With deepest sympathy to the families and loved one.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 07:54 PM
    it's typo
  • by mike Location: vanceboro on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:39 PM
    I have meet this young man about 1 month ago i was very inpressed with how polite he was.He had goals and was a very hard worker i guess we never know what is going on inside my prayers go out to both family's.Kind of makes you think is there somthing that I could have said to save 2 very young lives
  • by Just curious on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:14 PM
    Did they literally find the bodies on the street or in the home? Are they thinking murder suicide? Or a double homicide?
    Prayers going out to the families of these 2. So young.
  • by Random Reader Location: United States on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:48 PM
    This crazy I lived at 611 Juilia Clay street for about five mabe six years but I dont know the people that moved in a year after I left this is crazy
  • by yukon on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:06 PM
    hope new bern is not getting like greenville or kinston
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      by Surenuff on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:38 AM in reply to yukon
      I'm pretty sure this is a murder suicide. Shame. Prayers for both of these families.
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