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Man arrested after shots fired into occupied house in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was arrested after police say he fired shots into an occupied house in Greensboro early Thursday morning.

Police responded to the home on Orange Street around 1:30 a.m. and spoke to the victims who said several shots had been fired into their home.

There were no injuries.

Johntavius Jaquine Ellington was later identified as the suspect and taken into custody.

Ellington is charged with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of firearm by convicted felon, discharge of firearm into occupied property, discharge of firearm inside the city limits, second degree trespass and damage to real property.

The investigation is ongoing.


  • Thomas Noell

    It would be so nice to wake up one morning (just one) and not read of a murder, shooting, or home invasion in Greensboro. If crime is “at 40 year lows” as the GSO PD would have us believe, then that goal shouldn’t be too hard to attain.

    • FaithC

      “40 year low” sounds good when the Greensboro police chief says it, but what does that really mean?
      They had 2000 crimes the past years and only have 1999 last year, (just picking random numbers to make a point) That would make it a “40 year low”. You can make the numbers read any way you want and Greensboro is still a rat hole with a corrupt city council and a useless police chief.

  • Doc Bennett

    The chief and the PD played with the numbers to pad his resume. The chief makes his officers count the stats so he will look good and the local media is too lazy to call them on it

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