by Eric Ginsburg


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Greensboro police responded to a stabbing downtown around 2:20 a.m. on Monday. The victim said he was “involved in an altercation with 3 or 4 subjects,” according to a press release, which did not explain why he wouldn’t be able to tell whether it was 3 or 4 or what the altercation was about. After the victim was stabbed he ran into Club Venue for help and was later taken to the hospital for treatment.


A gunshot was fired into an apartment on the 3900 block of Overland Heights in Greensboro around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 18. Residents were home at the time and heard a vehicle pull up outside but there is no description of the suspect. Nobody was injured.


Police say 49-year old Larry Cook stabbed two sisters and their mother, killing one of the sisters in the middle of the afternoon on Aug. 16 at the Rainbow Motel in Greensboro. Cook’s motive was unclear, police said, but he was in a relationship with Brittany Patrice Turner, 24, who died from her wounds. Her mother Pamela is said to be in critical but stable condition at the hospital, and Daysha, 23, received non-life threatening injuries. Cook was arrested and charged with first-degree murder with the stabbings.


Greensboro police responded to a robbery call at Carolina Supermart on Randleman Road on Aug. 18 at about 10:30 p.m. and reported that a suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money after holding up the clerk at gunpoint. The investigation is ongoing, and the police are looking for a man who, among other things, was described as bald.