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Saturday, December 27, 2008

[NC] Trooper Grissom shoots his girlfriend's husband, Patrick Curry


Man held in assault on his girlfriend Man shot at trooper's home is in critical condition

News & Record
December 24, 2008
[Excerpts] RALEIGH -- Authorities said that a North Carolina man was critically wounded but still alive yesterday afternoon after being shot the night before at the home of a trooper in the N.C. Highway Patrol. A patrol spokesman said yesterday that Trooper G.S. Grissom was off duty when Rockingham County sheriff's deputies responded to reported gunshots at his home Monday night... Hospital officials said that Curry was in critical condition yesterday. Patrol spokesman Capt. Everett Clendenin said that Grissom, 46, is on administrative leave, which is standard practice after a trooper fires a weapon... [Full article here]

911 Caller: "I Shot This Guy On My Back Deck"
WFMY News 2, NC - Dec 24, 2008
Mackenzie McKenzie
[Excerpts] Rockingham County, NC -- Investigators released 911 calls from Monday nights officer-involved shooting in Rockingham County. The shooting happened at 46-year-old state trooper Gary Grissom's home. Rockingham County investigators say Grissom shot 27-year-old Patrick Martin Curry. Through 911 calls, WFMY News 2 learned a third person was in the home during the shooting... Grissom called 911 prior to the shooting, according to the tapes. He asked for deputies to respond to his house. When a dispatcher asked why he said "I got a little crazy guy over here with a gun. But don't put that on the radio, but tell them I need them to slide on over here." Before deputies arrived at the home on Oak Level Court, Grissom called 911 again. "I just called," he said, "I mean I just shot this guy on my back deck. He just come here and beat me in the head." Grissom asked for EMS and deputies. Then dispatchers demanded answers. Minutes later, a witness called... Grissom is not facing any charges... [Full article here]

Update: Off-duty trooper shoots man at Rockingham County home
News & Records
By Jonnelle Davis jonnelle.davis@news-record.com
Wednesday, December 24, 7:51 am)
[Excerpts] REIDSVILLE — A Reidsville man was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after being shot by an off-duty state trooper in a disturbance at the trooper’s home. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said G.S. Grissom, 46, shot Patrick Martin Curry after a disturbance Monday night... The wounded man’s father said Tuesday that the shooting was the result of a personal dispute, which had been brewing for at least a month. Steve Curry said Grissom was involved with his daughter-in-law, Cameron Curry. “He had been dating my son’s wife,” Steve Curry said Tuesday night. “They’ve been trying to work things out and get back together.” Patrick and Cameron Curry have been married for five years and have been separated for the past six months, his father said... Officials refused to provide any other specifics about the shooting and directed questions to the State Bureau of Investigation, which is handling the investigation... STEVE CURRY SAID HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT WHAT PRECIPITATED THE SHOOTING, BUT HE SAID HIS SON WAS AT HOME ABOUT 8:30 P.M. MONDAY, RECEIVED A PHONE CALL AND LEFT. He said Cameron Curry called him from Grissom’s home with the news that his son had been shot. Steve Curry said he could hear his son moaning in the background. “I’m praying and hoping that he makes it,” he said. [Full article here]


  1. Published: January 5, 2009

    A Reidsville man reportedly shot by an off-duty state trooper the night of Dec. 22 has died. Patrick Martin Curry, 27, was pronounced dead at 8:35 a.m. Monday, according to Doug Allred, a spokesman for Moses Cone Hospital.

    Shortly after 9 p.m. the night of the shooting, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at 151 Oak Level Court outside Reidsville. The rural neighborhood is in the Midway community southwest of Reidsville.

    Someone arrived at the trooper’s home, a disturbance followed and the man was shot, the sheriff’s office reported. The man shot was later identified as Curry, who was hospitalized in critical condition after the shooting.

    The trooper was later identified as G.S. Grissom, 46. According to reports from WFMY News 2, Grissom called 911 twice the night of Dec. 22 - once to report that someone with a gun was trespassing on his property and again to inform dispatch that he had just shot the trespasser, who, Grissom said, was assaulting him.

    Grissom joined the N.C. Highway Patrol in October 1992. He is assigned to Troop D in Rockingham County. Grissom is on administrative duty, following standard procedure when a trooper is involved in a shooting. He has not been charged. The State Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the incident.

    Neighbors were reluctant to talk about the shooting Monday. Curry’s family also declined comment Monday.

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    Patrick Martin Curry

    Birth date: August 29, 1981
    Death date: January 05, 2009

    Reidsville – Patrick Martin Curry, 27, of 971 Butter Road, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2009 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 9, 2009 at Woodmont United Methodist Church with the Dr. Ron Boswell and Rev. Carl Johnson officiating. The interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

    Patrick was a lifelong resident of Reidsville and graduated from Rockingham County High School in 1999. He was employed with Pike Electric, Inc. where he served as a lineman. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He served formerly as a volunteer fireman for both the Wentworth and Williamsburg Fire Departments and also the Reidsville Rescue Squad. He was an avid sportsman, especially hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Odell Richardson.

    Patrick is survived by his wife, Cameron Jones Curry of Reidsville; his son, Preston Shane Moore of Reidsville; his parents, Steve and Dianne Curry of the home; his sister, Caroline Curry Moore and husband, Tracy of Reidsville; paternal grandparents, Corky and Brenda Curry and maternal grandmother, Libby Richardson all of Reidsville; mother and father-in-law, Marion and Alecia Jones and grandmother-in-law, Omie Sherron and the late W.D. Sherron all of Reidsville; a large extended family and many friends.

    The family will be at Wilkerson Funeral Home Thursday, January 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and other times at the residence, 971 Butter Road.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 7860 NC Hwy 87, Reidsville, NC 27320 OR Woodmont United Methodist Church, 1926 Richardson Drive, Reidsville, NC 27320.

  3. [NC] Patrick Curry, husband of trooper's girlfriend, has died

  4. A mans home is his castle and we are not required to retreat in our own home. The Curry man let his emotions rule his actions when he went to Trooper Grissoms home and acted the way he did. Trooper Grissom has a right to protect himself and his home the way that we all do

  5. Anyone should know that this was probably not a justifiable shooting. If someone came to his house with a gun why did he call 911 and then shoot the man later on his back deck? obviously something isnt right as you can tell from the recording. He could've set up. Idont know what really happened , i wasnt there. he called for help, then he was assaulted by a man with a gun, then he was able to go get HIS gun,shoot him. bullshit. he probably knew he always carried a gun. a lot of people do. i heard that a paramedic took the gun from his pocket so he never pulled it out. it seems to me that this might be another cover up.i met grissom about 11 years ago and i met patrick about 12 years ago , i always had a better impression of patrick. grissom was messing with a married woman and im sure it wasnt the first time. he was asking for trouble from the beginning.i am very sad that who i thought was a good person is gone forever now. if there was foul play i really hope justice is served to the fullest extent the law allows. why was he on the back deck? grissoms story does not seem to make sense. i heard very few details when i was informed of this tragedy but i had a gut feeling something wasnt right. the more i hear seems to confirm that. why did he (grissom) open the door, i could understand if it was kicked down. i have been frustrated about the fact that someone sounds like they have a lot to hide and i cant get the whole story. i made it my buisiness when an old friend died and i hope i can get the whole truth soon.

  6. AnonymousJuly 01, 2012

    Grissom was a drunk,out of control pill head.been wanting to say that for years.he was cheating with the mans wife,typical ncshp crooked shit.

    1. AnonymousMay 11, 2013

      In regards to "typical ncshp crooked sh*t." So true...I have experienced it first-hand, and luckily, survived to tell about it. Be careful if you are ever in Goldsboro, NC.


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