Eight arrested in connection to recent shootings
Wilmington Police have arrested eight individuals in connection to the recent spate of shootings.
Since Nov. 10, officers have responded to more than 25 instances of gunfire. Six people have sustained gunshot injuries, one of whom is currently in critical condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Though some of the shootings are believed to be connected, several are believed to be isolated incidents.
The investigations are on-going. We are urging anyone with information to come forward by contacting WPD at 910.343.3609 or using Text A Tip to remain anonymous.
ARRESTS (arranged in order of most recent):
- Teon Robinson, validated gang member, 32: Possession of a firearm by felon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container after consuming; Kenneth Holmes, validated gang member, 32: Possession of a firearm by felon, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana .5 to 1.5 ounce, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, open container after consuming
- NARRATIVE: Following the early morning shootings in the 1100 blocks of Castle and Queen Streets on Sunday, Nov. 25, witnesses were able to provide officers with a description of the suspect vehicle. Police conducted a felony vehicle stop matching that description. Officers located drugs and firearms inside the car. Robinson and Holmes were taken into custody around 2:20 a.m.
- Alfred Clark, 34: Concealed gun after/while consuming alcohol, discharging firearms within city limits, going armed to the terror of the public, resisting/delaying obstructing an officer; Angela Clark, 54: resisting/delaying obstructing an officer
- NARRATIVE: Officers responded to the 100 block of N. Cardinal Extension Drive around 9 p.m. on Nov. 24 in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a man and a woman arguing. Clark refused to comply with officers’ commands. During this time, the female, Angela Clark, ran into a local business and reappeared shortly after. While inside the business, she attempted to hide the firearm without the magazine in it in a garbage can. Officers located the missing magazine concealed in her underwear. Both were charged.
- Titus Damon, validated gang member, 24: Possession of firearm by a felon, possession of stolen firearm, discharging a firearm in city limits
- NARRATIVE: On Nov. 23, officers responded to the 800 block of N. 30th around 10:45 a.m. Upon arrival, officers located a witness who stated he saw the suspect traveling north bound on N. 30th and heard multiple shots fired from the driver’s side of the vehicle. The witness was able to provide a description of the vehicle. A member of the North Carolina Highway State Patrol located the car, and WPD was able to positively identify the driver as Damon. There were no injuries or property report damaged during this shooting.
- Devonte Gibbs, validated gang member, 24: Felony probation violation (2 counts); Marquan Gibbs, 27: Possession of a firearm by a felon, resist/delay/obstruct public officers
- NARRATIVE: Police were serving warrants on Devonte Gibbs in the 400 block of Mercer Avenue for probation violation on Nov. 21 around 9:45 p.m. Upon arrival, several people were standing around the house, including Marquan Gibbs. Marquan attempted to flee and refused to comply with officers’ commands. Officers located a firearm that Marquan threw while attempting to flee. Both were arrested and taken to New Hanover County Jail.
- Narmel Davis, validated gang member, 17: Assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, possession of a handgun by a minor
- NARRATIVE: Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of S. 6th Street around 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 12 for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 30 year old Wilmington man, with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. A witness was able to identify the suspect, and officers arrested him without incident.