UPDATE: Shooting Victim Dies, Suspect Charged With Murder

The victim in a shooting in Goldsboro last Thursday has passed away. An obituary for Howard Harper of La Grange says the man died Friday.

Court records show charges against suspect Onza Brown have been upgraded to murder. Brown had been charged with attempted murder for the shooting of Harper.

Harper had been on life support following the Thursday evening shooting. Police say the 44 year old was shot at 123 Kathy Lane in Goldsboro.



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A Goldsboro man will appear in court Friday on attempted murder charges stemming from a Thursday evening shooting.

Goldsboro Police arrested 33-year-old Onza Brown of Park Ave., Goldsboro, Thursday night. He's accused of shooting 44-year-old Howard Harper at 123 Kathy Lane in Goldsboro, around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Harper was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Police say Harper is in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit and on life suport.

Police say Brown shot at Harper's cousin, Joseph Harper of Denver, Colorado. He was not injured.

Using a description provided to police of the suspect's vehicle, police tried to pull over the car on West Ash St. at approximately 7 p.m. Police say the driver sped away, and the chase continued into Johnston County. On Brogden Rd., police say Brown stopped his vehicle, and he was taken into custody.

Brown is charged with two counts of attempted murder, felony flee to elude arrest, and reckless driving to endanger an officer. His bond was set at $1,010,000.


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