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Alleged Gunman Charged in Shooting of Raleigh Man

Posted March 25, 2007 4:06 p.m. EDT

— 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.