High Point teacher dies from shooting injuries


Laurrissa Armstrong

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro police said a High Point teacher who was shot by her estranged husband last month died from her injuries on Saturday.

Police said 62-year-old Laurrissa Armstrong was shot multiple times by 61-year-old Bruce Ray Armstrong shortly before 8 a.m. Aug. 29 in front of her apartment at 1404 Adams Farm Parkway.

Police responded and find Laurrissa Armstrong in critical condition while Bruce Armstrong was dead. The cause of his death is still under investigation.

Laurrissa Armstrong was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where she remained in critical condition until her death, officials said.

Police said they’re awaiting the medical examiner’s report to determine the manner of Bruce Armstrong’s death.

Greensboro police said Laurrissa Armstong’s death is the eighth fatality resulting from domestic violence in the city this year. Her death marks the city’s nineteenth murder of 2013.

Laurrissa Armstrong has worked for Guilford County Schools since 1996, according to Nora Carr, the district’s chief of staff. She has been a career and technical education teacher at Welborn Academy of Science and Technology in High Point since 1999.

Laurrissa Armstrong tried to file a domestic violence protective order against her husband but was denied by two judges, according to court documents and letters obtained by FOX8.

Guilford County District Court Judge Linda Falls ruled on Aug. 7 “the plaintiff (Laurrissa Armstrong) has failed to prove grounds for issuance of a domestic protective order.” Judge Angela Foster also denied the motion on July 29.

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Teacher shot, husband dead after apparent domestic incident

Two judges denied shooting victim a restraining order

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