Kinston public safety officers continue to investigate a homicide that happened early Saturday morning as his family members say they're devastated.
Officers say 35-year-old Ronald Jackson was shot multiple times on new street around 12:15 a.m.
According to the incident report, Jackson suffered gun shots to his ribs, abdomen, and hip. Officers say Jackson was taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His family says he has five children, ages 1 to 16, and he was a funny, nice person who loved to cook. Jackson's girlfriend of 10 years, Sepia Foye, says she hopes justice will be served.
"They didn't have to kill him. They didn't have to shoot him or whatever. I just don't get it. You took his life, but you took him from his kids," said Foye.
Kinston Police have not released any information about suspects.
Kinston police are investigating a homicide after a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning on New Street.
According to police they responded to a call of shots fired near the Lunch Box located on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard around 12:15 a.m. Saturday.
When officers arrived they found 35-year-old Ronald Jackson of Kinston in the roadway on the 200 block of New Street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Jackson was transported to by EMS to Lenoir Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
This incident is still under investigation. Investigators are following up all leads. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at (252) 523-4444.