Police solicit public help in cold case

Police solicit public help in cold case
March 01
02:00 2018

The Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) has released another video in a series designed to solicit public help in solving unsolved homicides.

During the monthly public safety news conference, law enforcement shared a video and information on the shooting death Rakem Joseph Green, who was found dead on Nov. 26, 2016. According to reports Green, 19, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest in the 900 block of Wendell Street.

In the video, which was made public by the WSPD on Saturday, Feb. 17, on the night he was shot Green left a friends’ house and was walking through a vacant when a dark colored vehicle pulled into the vacant lot, called out to Green and fired shots in his direction.

Green managed to make it out of the vacant lot but collapsed in a resident’s back yard, where paramedics found him. Green, a native of New York, died in route to the hospital.

Currently the WSPD doesn’t have a motive or any other solid evidence in the murder of Green, although there are witnesses who saw what happened. Detective Sean Flynn said although he believes the case can be solved, no one has been willing to come forward with information that would lead to an arrest.

“We’re not getting any information from the community. We’re requesting that anyone with information come forward and provide information to help us solve this homicide,” Flynn said.

The video released by the WSPD can viewed on the City of Winston-Salem’s YouTube Channel. Anyone with information on the murder of Rakem Joseph Green is encouraged to contact the WSPD at (336) 773-7000 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800. 

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