2 arrested for shooting death of 17-year-old boy in Winston-Salem

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Danny Joe Harris

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police have charged two men in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Danny Joe Harris on Sunday night.

William Darnell Ruth III, 24, of Winston-Salem, and Larry Kennard Cloud Jr., 27, of Kernersville, have both been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The shooting happened around 9:22 p.m. Sunday night in the area of Bloomfield Drive and Junia Avenue, near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Police say Harris was found shot to death inside a house at 2051 Bloomfield Drive. Jenisha Shattiera Crawford, 26, was also found with gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital with injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening. Police say that Brittany Shardiney Robinson, 24, sustained a minor injury.

Crawford remains in the hospital recovering from her injuries.

Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute.

No arrest photographs will released until a later date for investigative reasons.


    • Ken

      Again, thanks for letting me live rent free in your head there Bo. Perhaps you could clean out those cobwebs next time before inviting company over though.

  • Adrionna Lewis

    I knew this boy and it’s a shame he was taking out of this world so young and in such a cruel manner. it’s even more shameful that he’s not getting the proper justice when his life was taking from him not by teenagers but by grown men.

  • Miss Misunderstood

    This should be an eye opener for everyone, BOTH, involved and not involved. This system is still after our young black men and woman and it just makes their job so much easier when we take each other out. That may have a lot to do with the fact that charges haven’t been made yet or it simply could have something to do with the fact that certain people involved don’t want to come forward with information because they say and I quote, ” they’re not a snitch”, I won’t say no names!!!!!!! However, if the shoe was on the other foot and your family demanded justice for you or someone you loved wouldn’t you want someone to be a snitch that day? Just my opinion and two cent, R.I.P. Danny!

  • regina

    Just don’t understand grown men hanging out with teenagers just a shame for this young fellow to lose his life over something stupid. To the family sorry for ur lose.

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