On Friday, July 1, 2022, at approximately 10:22 p.m., officers responded to the area of the U-building in Trent Court in reference to two reported gunshot victims. The victims were subsequently treated and released from local hospitals. During the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified as Joshua Zechariah Gibson, 20, of Vanceboro, NC. He was arrested and charged with (1) count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injuries, and (1) count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill. He was placed in the Craven County Jail with a bond of $100,000.00 with a first appearance court date of July 5, 2022.
The New Bern Police Department is committed to partnering with the community. Citizens are encouraged to become a “Partner in Policing” by rep01iing suspected illegal activity to the New Bern Police Department TIPS line at 252-636-5034 or Craven County Crime Stopper line at 252-633-5141. If you “See Something, Say Something”.
For additional information, please contact Lieutenant Donald McInnis, Public Information Officer at the New Bern Police Department at 252-672-4274.
By Marquie Morrison-Brown, Investigations Division Commander