Man shot, killed in Greensboro identified; police begin homicide investigation

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The man who was shot and killed in Greensboro Sunday morning has been identified and police are investigating the shooting as a homicide, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

At 3:39 a.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Spring Garden Street when they were told about a man lying in the road.

Chaunci Rashan Rutledge, 21, of Greensboro, was found by officers with a gunshot wound, the release says.

EMS responded and treated Rutledge.

No suspect information is available at this time.

Police say the shooting happened in the parking lot of the Petra Hookah Lounge.

Spring Garden Street was closed between Granite Street and Chapman Street while police investigated.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

"I have lost yet another young mentee who had an amazing impact on my own life as I had on his," said Derrick Bracy, the assistant principal at Southeast Guilford High School, in a post. "He had a protector’s heart for his family and was a good spirited person with sort of an old soul. Chaunci was tough and had no problem letting you know if you thought otherwise. Oh how he will be missed by so many. I will miss him for sure but will never forget him."

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