Greensboro woman charged in fatal shooting


Marisol Ciera Morris, 21, of 506 Savannah St. in Greensboro. (Greensboro PD)

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police said a woman accused of shooting and killing an 18-year-old man Monday in Greensboro was arrested Tuesday in Virginia.

Marisol Ciera Morris, 21, of 506 Savannah St. in Greensboro, is alleged to have fatally shot Joshua Matthew Gilmore around 4 a.m. at 1516 Kindley St.

Police said she was arrested around 3:25 p.m. at a McDonald’s restaurant in Altavista, nearly 100 miles from the shooting.

Police said Morris knew Gilmore through family connections, but have not released a motive.

Gilmore’s family members said Morris used to be friends with Gilmore’s sister and came to the family’s house early Monday morning looking for a fight.

Police said Morris is charged with first degree murder and is being held at the Campbell County Adult Detention Center without bond pending an extradition proceeding.

Joshua Gilmore’s family said they were shocked to hear the news.

“The love that my son gave me can go a long way,” said Maria GIlmore, Joshua’s mother.

Josh Gilmore just graduated from Smith High School in Greensboro and family members said he loved ultimate Frisbee and rollerblading and never got in trouble.
Capt. Ritchie with the Greensboro Police Department said it does appear he was an innocent victim. 
“He was there for me when I needed somebody,” said. Faith Gilmore, Josh’s sister. “He believed in me. He believed in all of us,” added Adam Gilmore, brother.

Police said they are looking for at least two other suspects.

Authorities said the Virginia State Police and the Altavista Police Department assisted with the arrest and investigation.

Police said other people may be involved and said anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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