WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem police say a man died after assaulting someone, running from the scene, and breaking into a neighbor's house on Saturday.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Grand Street for an assault call. When they got to the scene they found 24-year-old Todd Mitchell Smith Jr.

Police say Smith Jr. ran from the scene. A short time later, a woman called police saying she heard a noise in her basement.

Officers say they found Smith Jr. dead on the basement floor.

Investigators believe he had been wounded from breaking into the house.

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Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336)773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336)727-2800.