Holly Springs police offer reward for information in unsolved homicide

aspecht@newsobserver.comApril 17, 2014 

Darin Greene


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    The Holly Springs Police Department is seeking information about a homicide on March 23. To report information, call 919-567-4709.

— Police are offering a $2,500 reward for information about an unsolved homicide.

Darin Lamont Greene, 49, of Apex was fatally shot at a home on New Hill Road on March 23.

The reward offer comes two weeks after police held a traffic checkpoint at the intersection of New Hill Road and Old Apex Holly Springs Road. Officers distributed 200 fliers while asking for information.

Police are working on several leads, but the department is reaching out to the public again because it wants to obtain “as much information as possible,” Chief John Herring said.

“The reward is offered because we have reason to believe someone out there has information that could help us solve this crime,” he wrote in an email.

The shooting occurred when two or more assailants tried to rob the house house at 1313 New Hill Road shortly before midnight.

Along with Greene, there were two other people in the house. One suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and the other was not injured. Police did not release their names.

“(T)he individuals that we know for sure who were present at the time of the shootings either cannot identify the suspect or are not willing to identify the suspect,” Herring said.

“This is not to say that all leads are exhausted,” he continued. “It simply means that we are focusing on the parts of the investigation that we feel will yield the most information and evidence related to this case.”

Police believe multiple people were involved in the crime, which they don’t believe was a random act of violence.

Police were called to the house 12 times in the last three years, according to the town.

“Half or more of the calls were for various types of disturbances involving domestic disputes, larcenies, tenant/landlord disagreements, and disputes between people at the house,” Holly Springs spokesman Mark Andrews wrote in an email.

Greene was not involved in those incidents, Herring said.

Specht: 919-460-2608; Twitter: @AndySpecht

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