Homicide spike in Winston-Salem continues

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- It all started with a knock on the door.

Maurice Cuthbertson, 32, went to answer the knock at 2051 Bloomfield Drive, and was fatally shot by the person on the other side. The suspect has not been caught.

Winston-Salem police say it marks the 15th homicide of the year, continuing a trend of higher numbers over the last few years.

In 2014, there were 15 homicides total. The next year that number was up to 17, and in 2016, there were 24.

This year, the city is on pace to...

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