GREENSBORO — Sincere Darnell Davis, a senior at Page High School, died Tuesday afternoon at Moses Cone Hospital, becoming the city’s 10th homicide victim this year.
Police spokesman Ron Glenn said the 18-year-old was shot in the late afternoon of March 2 at the Pointe at Irving Park Apartments at 3100 N. Elm St.
Police are releasing limited information about Davis’ death at this point to protect the integrity of the investigation, Glenn said.
He declined to answer questions about suspect information, where and how many times Davis was shot, or what led to the shooting.
Police do not yet know a motive, Glenn said, but have not tied the shooting to any gang activity, though the investigation is ongoing.
Glenn said witnesses have been cooperating with investigators.
He said he was not aware of any arrests in the case.
Erik Naglee, the principal of Page, asked that the public respect the privacy of both the family and the school community.
“Sincere was a beloved member of the Page family and we are devastated by this news,” Naglee said.
Last week, Naglee said he had visited Davis in the hospital every day since the shooting and encouraged him to stay strong and keep fighting.
Naglee said Davis was a talented student who took multiple Advanced Placement classes and was a member of the school’s football team.
The mother of one of his teammates had posted on social media that he had been shot at close range to the forehead.
Davis, who wore jersey No. 26 for the Pirates football team, was expected to graduate from Page in May and planned to continue his education at Guilford College. He committed to play football for the Quakers in a social media post Feb. 14.
“Sincere quickly made a favorable impression on our coaching staff, not only as a student-athlete, but more so as a person,” said Chris Rusiewicz, Guilford College head football coach. “The more we go to know him and his family in the recruiting process, the more we wanted him part of Guilford’s football team and community.”
Rusiewicz said Davis was respectful, personable and made a meaningful impact on his staff.
“We’re shocked by his loss and extremely sorry for his family,” Rusiewicz said.
A 6-foot, 190-pound running back, Davis rushed for 287 yards and a touchdown and caught 10 passes for 136 yards in 2018 as a senior for Page team that won the Metro 4-A Conference and reached the second round of the NCHSAA Class 4-A playoffs.
Davis was an honorable mention HSXtra.com All-Area selection in 2017, when he rushed for 697 yards and scored six touchdowns for a team that won the conference and reached the third round of the playoffs.
Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword “badboyz.” All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and may result in a reward up to $2,000.(tncms-asset)21867b9e-44fa-11e9-9762-00163ec2aa770 —(/tncms-asset)