Man shot and killed walking out of Club Lotus

"Greensboro Police Officers observed a disturbance in the Rail yard parking lot at the end of W. Lewis St. as patrons left Club Lotus.  As the officers approached the disturbance, they heard a gunshot and located the victim, Patrick Simmons, 19 of Ahoskie, NC, on the ground.  Officers performed first aid while awaiting EMS.  EMS transported Mr. Simmons to Moses H. Cone Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Officers immediately developed suspect information and were able to locate and stop a vehicle leaving the scene.  Police have arrested Mr. Jermaine Marqel Couch of 704 Glendale Dr. and charged him with First Degree Murder.

At this time, investigators have not determined the reason behind the initial disturbance.  This investigation is continuing, anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword badboyz. All calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous, and may result in a reward up to $2,000."

- A Police Report

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