Through traffic stop, vigilant N.C officer stymied suspects' escape
By Matthew Eisley, Staff Writer
The News & Observer
Besides the three young robbers who attacked Shirley Newkirk as she backed out of her driveway April 28, 2005, no witnesses saw the murder.
The confessed killer, Ezavia Allen, and his two accomplices might have gotten away if not for a young beat cop named Sarah Goree. She pulled them over in a routine traffic stop just minutes after they fled the scene of the predawn shooting outside Newkirk's home off Dacian Road in Southeast Raleigh.