Greensboro man dies after being found unconscious in yard; police begin homicide investigation

Greensboro police (WGHP file photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police have started a homicide investigation after a Greensboro man was assaulted and later died from his injuries, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

Steve Barnett, 56, of Greensboro, was found unconscious in the front yard when police responded to the 517 W. Terrell St. area at 12:50 a.m. Saturday.

He was taken to the hospital by EMS and succumbed to his injuries later Saturday, police say.

The suspect is described as a man wearing a white t-shirt with a black fanny pack on his shoulder who may have fled the scene on foot.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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