Man arrested in Gillespie Street homicide in Greensboro

John Oiley Mitchell

John Oiley Mitchell

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police have arrested a suspect after a woman was shot and killed in Greensboro, according to a news release from Greensboro police.

John Oiley Mitchell, 37, of Greensboro, is charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

At 1:41 a.m. on Aug. 11, police responded to the intersection of Gillespie Street and East Market Street in reference to a hit-and-run and a possible assault.

At the scene, officers found 39-year-old Tameka Ruth Minor, of Greensboro, suffering from a gunshot wound.

She was taken to a hospital where she later died.

Mitchell was taken into custody in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Tuesday.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.

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