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Two men are in custody after Greensboro detectives linked them to a shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Detectives arrested Desmin Taron McCants, 20, at his home at 3007 Boyle Ave. in connection with the shooting of Alex Michael Brown, 30, of 913 Ross Ave. and Eric Wayne Miller Jr. 24, of 210 Shaw St. on March 23 about 7:45 pm on MLK Jr Drive near the intersection at Randolph Ave. They were transported to Moses Cone Hospital for non-lifethreatening injuries. Larry Jerome Griffin, Jr., 24, 1107 Vance St, was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Felony Conspiracy to commit First Degree Murder on March 24 after he was arrested for a probation violation. Investigation suggests that the shooting stemmed from a previous dispute. Desmin McCants faces two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, two counts of Felony Conspiracy to commit First Degree Murder, and one count of Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.


Winston -Salem police responded Sunday to the McDonalds at 780 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on a reported armed robbery. Witnesses stated a man entered the business and pointed a hand gun at a patron who was standing in line. The man ordered the patron to the floor and ordered the cashier to empty the register. The manager opened the register and the suspect took an undermined amount of cash from the tills. The suspect was last seen running northeast toward Tenth Street. Neither the patron nor the cashier was injured during the robbery.


Greensboro police responded to 3010 Sands Drive, the Copa Rocka Cantina, early Sunday in reference to a shooting into an occupied building. Once on the scene, officers determined that no one was injured. The investigation revealed that at least six rounds were fired into the building just after 5 a.m. by an unknown suspect with an unknown type of firearm. The building was occupied at the time of the shooting. !