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Rashaad Pitts shot and killed in shooting at Winston-Salem Popeye’s drive-thru

Officers found 32-year-old Rashaad Pitts dead in the parking lot.

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On January 20, 2023, at 8:09 p.m., officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to 500 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on a reported shooting. Officers located 32 year old Rashaad Pitts deceased in the parking lot of Popeye’s.

The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Rashaad Pitts was in the drive-thru when he was shot, and he succumbed to his wound(s)

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Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700, Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800, or En Espanol 336-728-3904. The Crime Stoppers Tip Form can also be located online at https://www.cityofws.org/…/Crimestoppers-Tip-Form-100. Information provided to Crime Stoppers may be provided anonymously.

The Text-A-Tip Program can be reached at 336-276-1717 and allows you to text tips, photos and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Please note that such text tips may not be made anonymously.


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Lockdowns in the area of Chandler have been lifted, subjects detained

5 Chandler schools on lockdown after report of armed man

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Chandler Police have subjects detained. Lockdowns in the area have been lifted. There are no threats to the public.

Police were working on an active police incident near the area of Arizona Ave & Chandler Bl.

There are numerous police units in the area; please use caution & stay out of the area.

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Statement from Chandler High School and Galveston to Families:

Out of an abundance of caution, Chandler Police have put CHS and Galveston on modified lockdowns due to a police investigation in the area. All students are safe. This matter does not involve our schools. We will communicate again once police have advised us to lift the lockdowns. Please do not come to the school. Teaching and learning do continue. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

This is an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the public.

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