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Police identify the barricaded shooter in Winston-Salem

Thomas Hayes, 62, is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Editor's Note: In a previous version of this story, the Winston-Salem police department reported a man was shot in the head. Since then, WSPD provided a correction, stating the man was shot in the arm. The main video in this story is from a November 2021 story on Winston-Salem recovering 367 guns through a buyback program.

The Winston-Salem police department responded to a shooting around 2:12 p.m. involving a man barricading himself in a home on the 3300 block of New Greensboro Road. 

Thomas Hayes, 62, of Winston-Salem, shot a man in the arm before barricading himself indoors, WSPD said. 

The man Hayes shot was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to Winston-Salem officials. 

Hayes was arrested and he is currently facing two charges including, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injuries, investigators said.

New Greensboro Road is now back open. 

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