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Alleged Gunman Charged in Shooting of Raleigh Man

Posted March 25, 2007

— A Greensboro man has been charged with the shooting of a Raleigh man inside a dorm room at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Saturday afternoon.

Brian Patrick Martin, 19, of 20 Holly Springs Lane was charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a firearm, possession of a weapon on campus, and the discharge of a firearm on campus. He was being held under $300,000 bond.

Police said Martin entered the room in Weil Residence Hall shortly before 5 p.m. and shot UNCG freshman Stephen Cobb in the lower back.

According to police, Cobb was admitted to Moses Cone Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. His condition was unknown early Sunday afternoon.

UNCG police arrested two suspects, including Martin, after they were subdued by other Weil residents. Police said they are seeking a third man for questioning.


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  • nursevb8 Mar 26, 2007

    I think posession and firing a weapon on campus hold more that attempted murder. I see the $300,000 is more than alot of worse crimes. He deserves it, lock his smug self up.

  • jeneric43 Mar 26, 2007

    He does look like Todd Bridges...

  • Here kitty kitty Mar 26, 2007

    Another teen screwing up his life for what...a few bucks? How very very sad.

  • dolphins Mar 26, 2007

    what was the motive behind all of this

  • normalthinking Mar 26, 2007

    in go two criminals out comes 1 set of lovers

  • jannisheart Mar 25, 2007

    Remember that guy on Different Strokes lol. This guy reminds me of him having a bad hair day. Wow he's pretty he'll make a fine young boyfriend.

  • NYPD Mar 25, 2007

    Looks like a fine young man.

  • Kriterian Mar 25, 2007

    More like a "don't"

    Atleast his cell mate will have something to hold on too.

  • mayor Mar 25, 2007

    Nice "do!"