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Suspect charged in Wayne County murder

Friday, September 14, 2012
Giovanny Santos Rodriguez

Giovanny Santos Rodriguez (Image courtesy Goldsboro Police Department)

Police have arrested a man in connection with a Wayne County murder that happened earlier this month.

Seventeen-year-old Giovanny Santos Rodriquez is charged with murder in the Sept. 1 death of 23-year-old Uber Ortiz Salas.

Salas as found at a home on White Dogwood Lane in Goldsboro with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital where he later died.

Rodriguez is also charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

Officials have not released a motive for the shooting.

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