A suspect has been arrested in the shooting Saturday, Feb. 13 near the intersection of Elmwood Drive and Cornwallis Drive, according to a press release from the Greensboro Police Department Public Information Officer Ron Glenn.
Although in 2020 Greensboro averaged over 27 shootings a week, the one at Elmwood and Cornwallis attracted more interest than most because it was in the Irving Park neighborhood where shootings are rare.
Crime Stoppers announced last week that the reward for information on the Elmwood and Cornwallis shooting had been raised from $2,000 to $4,000 by anonymous donations. Crime Stoppers then announced the reward had been raised to $5,000.
However, it wasn’t a Crime Stoppers tip that led to the arrest.
On Tuesday, March 2, a shooting was reported in the 3800 block of Mizell Road. On Wednesday, March 3, police arrested Timothy Daniel Franklin, 24, of Greensboro and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with the Mizell Road shooting.
The press release states, “During their investigation, Detectives learned Mr. Franklin was also responsible for the shooting at Elmwood Drive and Cornwallis Drive on February 13, 2021. There does not appear to be any connection between the two cases.”
The Greensboro Police Department charged Franklin with five counts related to the shooting at Elmwood and Cornwallis: Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm within the city limits.
In addition to the charges for the Mizell Road shooting and the Elmwood and Cornwallis shooting, Franklin was also charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Franklin is currently being held at the Guilford County jail under a $450,000 bond.