Charlotte man, 22, killed after fight at party in Greensboro

(J.J. Murphy/WGHP)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A Charlotte man died after a fight at a party in Greensboro early Sunday morning, according to police.

John Cook, 22, has been identified as the victim, Greensboro police said in a press release.

Officers responded to the incident at Sherwood Forest Apartments at 707 Milton St. at about 2:30 a.m.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Police said the case is being investigated as a homicide.

“John had an infectious smile. Every time you would greet him you could always count on this big smile on his face,” said William Robinson, Cook’s former basketball coach at Vance High School in Charlotte. “When I think of how hard he worked in high school both on and off the court to be successful and to hear today at such a young age that his life has been taken, it troubles my heart deeply.”

Police said Cook was a former North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University student.

The suspect is described as a male in his late teens to early 20s, standing from 5’6” to 5’8” and with a medium complexion and short dreadlocks.

Anyone who was at this party or who have any information can call the Greensboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (336) 373-2255 or Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.