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Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest in Beck Street homicide

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Jhustyn Kelvin Mitchell

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Crime Stoppers tip led to an arrest in Wednesday’s Beck Street homicide in Greensboro.

On Friday, detectives from the Greensboro Police Department arrested Jhustyn Kelvin Mitchell, 27, of 3827 Overland Heights, in connection to the shooting death of Jay Allen.

Mitchell was taken into custody for warrants unrelated to the homicide.

According to police, Mitchell, who is a known gang member, was charged with first-degree murder in Allen’s death.

Officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Beck Street at 1:23 p.m. on Dec. 9 after Guilford Metro 911 received several calls reporting a drive-by shooting. Callers reported seeing a white newer model four-door car with several occupants at the time of the shooting. The vehicle and its occupants then fled the area.

Allen was found with fatal gunshot wounds at approximately 1:30 p.m. His body was located in a vehicle that had rolled down a nearby embankment, according to Greensboro police.

The other shooting victim, Keith Delfonne Womack, 34, who has no permanent address, remains in critical, but stable condition at a local hospital. Womack’s involvement in the incident remains unclear.

Greensboro police said in a news release that the shooting was, in fact, gang-related.

Mitchell is being held in Greensboro Jail Central without bond.