Thomasville police investigate two killings

Jan. 21, 2013 @ 03:29 PM

The Thomasville Police Department has been busy this weekend investigating two killings that occurred Saturday.
Early Saturday morning, officers arrested Eric Allen Whisnant, 28, of Tate Street in High Point and charged him with murder after responding to 815 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Thomasville in reference to a stabbing.
According to police reports, when they arrived, the victim, Darrell Wayne Turner, 47, was lying in a parking lot with a stab wound to his abdomen. He was transported to Thomasville Medical Center, where he later died.
“We have a motive in the stabbing but we are not releasing it yet,” said Lt. Michael Howard. “We are still investigating the incident.”
Whisnant is being held in the Davidson County Jail without bond as the investigation continues.
At 10:38 p.m. Saturday, police responded to 211 Pine St. in reference to a call about shots being fired in the area. When they arrived they found David Braswell, 38, of the residence, suffering from a gunshot wound, according to police reports. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives are still investigating and no arrests have been made. A person of interest has been identified, and charges are pending.
“We have a person of interest, but we are going to confer with the district attorney tomorrow about how to approach it,” Howard said.
The killings are the first this year in the city of more than 27,000 people. Howard said that it is unusual to have two killings on the same day, but the incidents are not related.
Anyone with information in either deaths is asked to contact Thomasville Police Department at (336) 475-4284.
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