Police searching for ‘armed and extremely dangerous’ man in connection with two NC homicides; may have ties to Wythe County

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(WGHP/WFXR) — Authorities are trying to track down an “armed and extremely dangerous” man in connection with two homicides that occurred just days apart in North Carolina. According to police, that man may have ties to southwest Virginia.

Shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, the Greensboro Police Department says officers responded to the 2800 block of Patterson Street for a call about a person down. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man 21-year-old Christian Mbimba of Nashville, Tennessee, who was dead.

The department says detectives began investigating the death as a homicide after they determined it was suspicious.

According to police, 29-year-old Malek Anthony Moore was identified as a person of interest in connection with Friday’s homicide, which is still under investigation.

He is also wanted for first-degree murder by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in connection with a homicide from Monday, Sept. 6, authorities say.

Police say that Moore is known to frequent public transportation — such as bus and train stations — and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Moore reportedly has ties to Greensboro and Winston-Salem. In addition, the Wytheville Police Department says that detectives believe Moor may have ties in Wythe County.

Moore may have shaved his head to “alter his identity,” according to the Wytheville Police Department.

Anyone with information about Moore’s whereabouts is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.

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