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by Jordan Green

MIDNIGHT GARAGE PARTY INVADED

Ronna Esquivel, Jose Espitia, Valentin Espitia- Perez and Rosendo Negrete were inside a detached garage on Hilltop Road in Greensboro after midnight on Aug. 9 when two Hispanic men appeared demanding money. One of the men, described as short and wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a red bandanna over his face, carried a gun. The other also wore a red bandanna over his face. The invaders assaulted Espitia and Espitia-Perez. Espitia-Perez was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries, which were not considered life threatening. The unidentified men left the place with money.

MAN ARRESTED IN SHOOTING DEATH

After receiving a 911 call for a reported shooting, Greensboro police found 39-year-old Deborah Harris dead of apparent gunshot wounds in the front entranceway of her house on Flag Street about 10:13 p.m. on Aug. 9. Three days later police announced that a US Marshals Task Force arrested 27-year-old David Jerome Phifer of Greensboro for Harris’ murder. Phifer was apprehended at West Market and Meadowood streets and is charged with first-degree murder.

SHOOTING UNCONFIRMED

Greensboro police officers went to Cookout on Summit Avenue just before 4 a.m. on Sunday morning based on information received about a possible shooting victim. They could not locate any injured persons at the scene, but were received a description of a suspect vehicle. The officers located and stopped the vehicle. Two people were in the vehicle, but neither was injured.

BANDITS STEAL PLAY STATION 3

Michael Vicente was in his apartment at Cottage Place on Sunday evening, when he reported that two black males kicked in his front door and forced him to lie on the floor. Vicente said one of the intruders held him at gunpoint while the other ransacked the apartment. They made off with cash, a Play Station 3 and a mobile phone. One of the suspects is described as 6-foot-3, and wearing baggy blue jeans while the other is described as 6-foot-1 and wearing a yellow bandanna over his face and dark, baggy clothing.

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