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


Danny Joe Harris

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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.

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