High Point man shot multiple times by neighbor


Fennell Spikes, 55.

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point man was shot after he had a dispute with a neighbor Thursday night.

High Point police say they responded to a shooting at 214 Irbywood Driver at about 8 p.m. and found 53-year-old Randy Simmons suffering from a gunshot wound to his left arm and torso. He was immediately transported to UNC Health Systems in High Point and then airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Close to the scene, police found 55-year-old Fennell Spikes. Spikes, who lives down the road from the victim, was arrested and his residence searched. During their search, police found a handgun and he was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Authorities say Spikes shot Simmons in front of his house after an argument that occurred earlier in the day. He reportedly left and returned with the gun, eventually shooting him.

Spikes is a convicted felon and chronic violent offender who has past charges involving illegal drugs and guns.

He is in jail on a $1 million bond and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 889-4000.

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