Two homicides were reported in Greensboro on Tuesday, Sept. 21, including a 14-year-old.
At 12:19 a.m., Tuesday Sept. 21, the Greensboro Police Department reported the homicide of Basil Haizeis Wilson, 14-years-old.
Police responded to the report of a shooting at 5:50 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20 at the intersection of East Florida Street and Randolph Avenue and discovered Wilson suffering from a gunshot wound. Wilson was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and the shooting is now being investigated as a homicide.
At 6:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, Greensboro police responded to the area of Bragg Street and Bennett Street in response to the report of a shooting. Police officers located Brandon Montrial Smith, 28 years old of Greensboro, suffering from a gunshot wound. Smith succumbed to his injuries and the incident is being investigated as homicide.
On Monday, Sept. 20, police also reported that the investigation of Joy Amanda Moorefield, 40, of Greensboro, who was reported missing in July, had resulted in the remains of Moorefield being found buried in Chatham County and the incident was investigated as a homicide.
As a result of the investigation, Jamey Preston Johnson, 45 of Greensboro, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder and concealment of death.
Also on Monday, Sept. 20, police reported that the death of Keyoka Robinson, 33 of Greensboro, was being investigated as homicide.
Police had responded on Sept. 19 to the report of an aggravated assault at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Julian Street and discovered Robinson suffering from a gunshot wound. Robinson was also struck by a vehicle while in the roadway, but police don’t believe that was the cause of death and the driver was not charged.
According to the public safety update released by the Greensboro Police Department through Sept. 12, 2021, there had been 32 homicides reported in Greensboro compared to 41 reported in the same time period in 2020. In 2020 the city set a new record for the number of homicides with 61.
The number of aggravated assaults through Sept. 12 was up slightly over last year with 1,339 this year compared to 1,330 during the same time period in 2020. However, the number of aggravated assaults with a firearm was down from 2020 with 767 this year compared to 857 during the same time period in in 2020.