Greensboro Police Look For Answers In Christopher Mason's Murder

3:43 PM, Jan 10, 2012   |    comments
Christopher Mason, Courtesy: GPD
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Greensboro, NC-- Weeks after finding him shot to death inside his house, police in Greensboro said they are still looking for answers in the death Christopher Mason.

Mason was found shot just after midnight Saturday, December 24,  when Officers were dispatched to his Charles Street house on a welfare check. Police said they found the 28 year-old dead from a gun shot wound.

On Christmas Day, Detectives ruled Mason's death a homicide, citing circumstances surrounding the nature of his death. 

Monday, December 26, Officials with Greensboro College confirmed that Mason was a part-time security guard at the school.

Greensboro College Statement on Mason's death (released Monday, December 26, 2011):
The Greensboro College community is mourning the death of Christopher Mason, a part-time security officer who was found dead early Saturday morning in his Charles Street home.

Greensboro police reported finding Mason dead of a gunshot wound 12:07 a.m. Saturday after being called to check on his welfare. Mason had been due to arrive at work at midnight, said Calvin Gilmore, the college's director of safety and security.

"There are times when words fail," said Greensboro College President Lawrence D. Czarda, Ph.D. "Let us keep Chris's family and friends in our thoughts and prayers."

Mason had won a drawing for a poinsettia at the college's faculty/staff holiday brunch Dec. 19. A recent hire, he was still training, Gilmore said. Mason had no local relatives, although he had visited family in Nashville, Tenn., recently, Gilmore said. The college has not yet received information on funeral arrangements.

Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this homicide to contact Crimestoppers at 336-373-1000.


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