As local history has shown time and time again, the rash of shootings in Greensboro and Guilford County doesn’t slow down during religious holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter – and this year, on Good Friday, there was another shooting.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department reported this week that, on Friday, April 7, at around 6:35 p.m., Deputies responded to 7496 Doggett Rd. in Browns Summit regarding a shooting.

According to the report from the Sheriff’s Department, “Upon arrival, Deputies found a 25-year-old male victim who had been shot. EMS transported the victim to a local hospital to treat his injuries.”

In this case, the deputies do have their suspect: As a result of the investigation in the shooting, Sheriff’s Department detectives charged Malik Lamont Scales, a 21-year- old, with “Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Inflicting Serious Injury, Felony Attempted First Degree Murder, and Misdemeanor Assault in the Presence of a Minor.”

On Monday, April 10, 2023, Scales (pictured above) was arrested without incident.

He was served with the warrants and received a $700,000 secured bond.

Though a suspect has been apprehended in this case, the police are still completing information about the events that led to the shooting and they are asking for the public’s help.

If you have information that might assist with the investigation, you’re being asked to call Detective D. Duncan at 336-641-5968 or Guilford County Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000. Tips can be made to Crimestoppers anonymously.