New Bern Police Investigate Shooting

New Bern Police Investigate Shooting
8/18/2023 – 11:08 AM
For Immediate Release August 18, 2023

Police Investigate Shooting

On Friday, August 18, 2023, at 2:48 a.m., police responded to a 911 call in the 900 block of Elm Street regarding a subject outside with a gun. Officers arrived on scene and located Shontell T. Reed, a black male, 44 years-old, of New Bern, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center and then transferred to ECU Health Medical Center and is currently in critical condition. Based on our early assessment of the evidence gathered and statements obtained, there are no known additional threats to the public at this time. New Bern Police investigators continue to gather more evidence into this case. If you have any information that could assist in this investigation, please contact the New Bern Police Department Criminal Investigative Unit (CIU) and request to speak to the CIU supervisor at (252) 672-4253.

The New Bern Police Department is committed to partnering with the community to create a safe place to live, work and visit. Citizens who wish to remain anonymous are encouraged to utilize the New Bern Police Department’s new Tip411 system by texting the key words NBPDTIP with your tip to 847411. Citizens can also utilize the Craven County Crime Stopper line at (252) 633- 5141. Additional information can be found on the New Bern Police Department’s website. For additional information, please contact Lieutenant Donald McInnis with the New Bern Police Department at (252) 672-4274.

M. Morrison-Brown
M. Morrison-Brown, Investigations Division Commander