Winston-Salem police investigate fatal stabbings in downtown | Local News

ByShannon J. Cortes

Mar 13, 2022

The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating the fatal stabbing of a Winston-Salem man that occurred Sunday morning near the Forsyth County Central Library.

Police responded at 10:41 a.m. to a call about a person found in the parking lot behind a convenience store in the 500 block of North Spring Street.

Police identified the individual as James Wade Roseborough, 32, who appeared to have been involved in an altercation.

Roseborough, of Claremont Avenue, was taken to a local hospital, where police say he died of his injuries.

Police consider the fatal stabbing a homicide, the 11th in Winston-Salem this year, up from seven this time in 2021.

Detectives from the department’s Criminal Investigations Division said they believe it was an isolated incident and are not looking for suspects at this time.

The ministry is asking for the public’s assistance in this matter.

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Police can be contacted at 336-773-7716. Witnesses can also contact Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Crime Stoppers either at 336-727-2800 or on the Spanish line at 336-728-3904. Crime Stoppers is also on Facebook.

The Text-A-Tip line at 336-276-1717 allows witnesses to text tips, photos and videos to police.