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Homicide on E Fairfield Rd

Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes reports on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at approximately 12:37 pm, deputies responded to 1603 East Fairfield Road in High Point in reference to an attempted robbery and shooting of an individual at his residence.  Upon arrival they found the victim, Vann Lee Yates (W/M, 57 YOA) suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim was transported to High Point Regional Hospital and later to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  

A witness reported two black males were involved.  One was reported to be 5’6” to 5’08”, medium build, dark complexion, early to mid-thirties, wearing a grey hoodie, black pants, and black shoes.  This subject was reported to have a scar under his right eye.  

The second subject was approximately 5’09”, medium build, dark complexion, early to mid-thirties, wearing a black long-sleeve hoodie shirt, black pants, and black shoes.  

Anyone with information about this crime should call the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 641-3355 or Crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000.  

Media inquiries should be addressed to Colonel Randy Powers at (336) 508-8834. 

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