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by Amy Kingsley

Ghosts on Graylyn

John K. Gallaher III, 24, called Winston-Salem police on July 15 to report a shooting at 27 Graylyn Place. When officers arrived, they found two victims — Lori Fioravanti, 24, and Sean Bert Gallagher, 23 — both of whom had sustained gunshot wounds to the head. After a short inves tigation, Gallaher was taken into custody and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He submitted to police without any resistance, according to a press release issued by the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Unscheduled stop

A delivery driver for Papa John’s Pizza in Winston-Salem was carjacked on the night of July 17 and forced to drive all the way to Greensboro. The suspect, who is described as a black male an inch or two shy of six feet wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, took the pizza, some money and fled on foot. The victim was not injured during the incident. Winston-Salem police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 336.727.2800.

Murder on Eugene

Donte Garner, 27, the victim of a shooting on July 16, died at Moses Cone Hospital two days later. Greensboro police discovered Garner clinging to life in a parking lot at 1234 S. Eugene St. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported by EMS to the hospital. This is Greensboro’s 12 th homicide of 2008. Police are asking anyone with information about the crime to call Crime Stoppers at 336.373.1000.

Youth violence erupts

On July 18, officers from the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a reported shooting on Prospect Drive and found two teenage victims suffered from life-threatening gunshot wounds. One victim, a 17-year-old, suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and the other, a 15-year-old, sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back. Police promptly apprehended four suspects driving a Ford Explorer at Page Street and Carver School Road. Matthew James Quentin Wharton, 19, Matthew Raymond Mitchell, 19, Reginald Lamont Funderburk, 21, and Kourtney Donnell Crews, 20, were all charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and taken to the

Murder in the family

On July 19, Winston-Salem police officers responded to 4260 Brownsboro Road to assist emergency medical services on a call. The victim, Tosha Barr, was lying outside suffering from a serious laceration. Tosha Barr was taken to Baptist Hospital where she later died from her injuries. Police arrested her estranged husband, Travis Lawan Barr, and charged him with first-degree murder. This was the city’s 11 th homicide of 2008.

Crisis averted

Winston-Salem police responded to the 800 block of West 11 th Street on the report of a homicide early on the morning of July 20 and found an agitated man in his car threatening to commit suicide. The police talked to the man for 20 minutes, urging him to put down the weapon and exit his car, before the man agreed and surrendered without further incident. The man was taken to Baptist Hospital and involuntarily committed. An investigation revealed that no one else was killed or injured — the man had called police to report that he killed himself.

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