Updated at 2:35 p.m.

Police are now investigating the death of a man as a homicide.

Officers were called around 8 a.m. this morning to the area of 505 Gillespie St., near the intersection of Hassall Street, in regards to an unconscious person beside the roadway, a police news release stated.

There they found a man later identified 33-year-old Douglas Wheless dead. Further investigation revealed he had been shot.

This marks the 35th killing in Greensboro this year. That is only two less than all of 2018.


GREENSBORO — Police are investigating a death this morning.

Around 8 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Hassall Street on a subject down call, police said in a news release. Upon arrival the victim was determined to be deceased.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigative Division are currently on scene investigating the incident.

Check back later for more details.

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