Winston-Salem police begin homicide investigation after man shot, killed


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem started a homicide investigation after a 19-year-old was shot and killed on Tuesday, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release.

Around 2:58 p.m., the WSPD received several 911 calls reporting that a gun had been fired in the area of the 2900 block of Gilmer Avenue. At the same time, several 911 calls were received reporting that a victim of a shooting was in the 3100 block of Indiana Avenue.

Officers responded to the 3100 block of Indiana Avenue. When thay arrived, officers found 19- year-old Jalen Mack Claboine, of Winston-Salem, lying in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Forsyth County Emergency Services responded to the scene and pronounced Claboine deceased.

The investigation into Claboine’s death is in the very early stages, and limited information is available.

Authorities have thus far determined that Claboine was a passenger of a vehicle and was shot during an encounter in the area of the 2900 block of Gilmer Avenue.

The driver fled the area of Gilmer Avenue and ended up on Indiana Avenue where 911 was called.

The death of Claboine marks the 22nd homicide to happen in Winston-Salem in 2020 as opposed to 19 homicides for the same period of time in 2019.

The next of kin has been notified.

Authorities are asking that anyone with information regarding this investigation contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800. CrimeStoppers may also be contacted via “Crime Stoppers of Winston Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook.

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