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Arrest made in connection to early-morning murder

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that killed a man early this morning. No one, though, has actually been charged with the murder.

Police say 22-year-old Roshad Donta Jenkins was shot and killed Friday morning in the Hillcrest community off Dawson Street.

Friday afternoon officers arrested 32-year-old Willis James Sarvis on several drug and weapons charges in connection with the shooting.

Investigators say the two men knew each other, and they believe the shooting was drug related.

Neither Jenkins nor Sarvis lived in Hillcrest, but Rakim Davis and his family do.

"This is the first time I've seen it this close to me," Davis said. "I've heard about it in other places, but this is the first time it's been this close to me."

Among Sarvis's charges is shooting into an occupied dwelling. Davis says it was his home.

"They shot through the house, and the bullet went through the bathroom," Sarvis said. "The police and everybody came, and the detectives found the bullet on the floor in the bathroom. They shot through the other side of the house through the window, but we still don't know what happened."

Davis says he was not home during the shooting, but his wife and 17-year-old son were. Davis says he hopes the situation will be under control soon, because he is worried about his family's safety.

"I just hope the police can just keep everything a little bit calm around here than what it is, because it's getting too crazy," he said.

Sarvis is also charged with felony firearm possession and selling/delivering narcotics. Police have also recovered two firearms, one of which they say was used to kill Jenkins. The other, they say, belonged to Jenkins.

Both Sarvis and Jenkins have criminal records. Jenkins's rap sheet includes assault with a deadly weapon, gun and drug charges. Sarvis's criminal history goes back about 15 years. His most recent arrest was last month for allegedly trafficking cocaine and other charges. He served nearly seven years in prison for a host of offenses, including drugs, robbery and burglary. While behind bars he racked up a host of infractions. Jenkins's record includes assault, gun and drug charges.

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now how u expect me to work

now how u expect me to work and pay for 5 children ...when 3 of them daddy in prison and no child support ..the other 2 daddy unemployed ..i cant go nowhere and leave my babies to look for no job ...and the lady at social services still aint called me ,cause im trying to get daycare help, so i can look for a job ,its hard when u only 27 got 5 babies and no GED..and oh yeah you aint support me,i dont owe u nothin , the government take your money and spend it how they want ..your paycheck dont say % welfare check ,it say social security, medicare, state,federal ...

I have 5 children also all

I have 5 children also all by the same man. I have a hard working husband and I am not on welfare. Maybe you should have finished school and been a respectful woman and you would not be in this situation. You want to tell your business to everyone so expect criticism.

Fake...gotta be fake...

...I know people think like this and live like this, but nobody would ever write it down and publish it like this...would they?

My, my!!!

I agree, but

I agree. I am tired of working hard and seeing my tax dollars go to people who have no ambition to better themselves and get off welfare, but if 75% (your provided number) do not pass a drug test and lose their "check" what do you think that will do to crime? Do you think it will force them to wise up and get a minimum wage job? I doubt it. Crime would go through the roof. Jails and prisons are expensive and maxed out as it is, so I don't want to hear the "just throw them in jail" crap. We have some real problems in this country and the answers are not as simple as some might like to believe.

A side note. I recently canceled my cable (kept the internet service though) because I'm pretty much living paycheck to paycheck. I know a former coworker that is on some type of government assistance and she has cable. That pisses me off, so I am not defending welfare, just hate when people try to act like its so simple to solve our problems. BTW- she had cable when Bush was president too.

AMEN!

AMEN!

I bet this isn't gang

I bet this isn't gang related either WPD?

Wow!

So many assumptions.

Roshad Donta Jenkins

Roshad has a record starting at age 17 for B&E then POSSESSION of FIREARM BY MINOR & CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON then ASSAULT w/ Intent to Inflict serious injury (5 months in prison for that one).

Perhaps he isn't in a gang, perhaps he just lives the gangster lifestyle. Either way he made his bed.

YOU SOUND REAL STUPID

YOU SOUND REAL STUPID...AND FIRST OFF DISRESPECTFUL AS HELL....WHEN THEM PEOPLE GOT SHOT UP AT HIGH SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES WHO DID IT....THE PEOPLE THE COLOR OF THIS PAGE....YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING TALK ABOUT THAT....A MOTHER LOST HER CHILD REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU THINK....SO WHAT HE GOT A RAP SHEET...HE DID HIS TIME FOR WHATEVER CRIME HE DID...THATS GOD PLACE NOT YOURS AND YOU WONDER WHY PEOPLE CALL YOU GOATS RACISTS...PRIME EXAMPLE WAS WITH YOUR COMMENT....THERE ARE MANY AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO LIVE HONEST...NOT ALL OF YOU LIVE HONEST..HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I SEEN CAUCASIAN KIDS STONED OF HUFFING PAINT AND DRINKING COUGH SYRUP...GET REAL AND STAY IN YOUR PLACE...OH AND NOT TO MENTION THE ONES THAT GET DRUNK AT AN EARLY AGE AND KILL THEIR FRIENDS FROM DRIVING DRUNK...NOW GO CHOKE ON THAT WITH MR. JENKINS RAP SHEET..SUCKERS

What?

For a person that claims only God can judge you certainly are doing plenty of judging. You seem to be the leader of the most racist group around today.

Well let's see. There was no

Well let's see. There was no mention of drugs or of gangs. But it's still fresh and more info will be given to enlighten us more. Most likely at least one will be mentioned, or so I assume. However, until then, let's not see ourselves as people we are not, which is judge and reporter. We were'nt there and haven't a clue as to what happened, well we know the effect of what happened, but not the cause. And I would like to present this to you as well. The graduates of the program are just a few people who live in that community, if they are still there. They may have been asleep at that time of night because they, like you, may have a job to go to as well. And thinking off the top of my head, most drug arrests are of people who are selling or distributing the drugs, NOT using the drugs. No doubt there are plenty of drug users there. But I don't doubt that they are in your and my neighborhoods, or communities as well. And don't forget about the fact that a lot of the customers the drug dealers out there have are not people from their community. Which is why they are arrested, they don't know the real customers from the undercovers acting as customers. I think that's great. They need to be off the streets and out of these communities of people who don't want them there anyway. I'm not defending the people who are doing wrong, but I am defending the innocent community of individuals who has no reason to be passively attacked because of the community they live in or because they receive funding from the government, or as we all say, "From us because we pay taxes," as if none of them pay taxes. There are people living out there who work hard on legal jobs that get funding from the government as well. Please don't forget that in your posts.

know whats going on

every time a black indivdual dies doesn't mean its GANG-RELATED that is so ignorant for you all to represent this as a gang violence just because he was black and in hillcrest really take te time and wait to see whats goin on before you start pending things on these young black men !!!

all of the murders in

all of the murders in wilmington so far this year have been gang related and have involved young black men, i'm just stating an undisputable fact

AND YOUR POINT IS...

WHATS YOUR POINT.....LOOK AT THE ALL THE SHOOTERS WHO SHOT UP SCHOOLS
AND COLLEGES...CAUCASIAN MEN...AND I DONT SEE YOU TALKING ABOUT THAT..WHEN A BLACK MAN/WOMAN IS KILLED NO BIG DEAL...BUT WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG WITH A CAUCASIAN PERSON WE HAVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT ON NANCY GRACE..PLEASE GIVE ME A BREAK..THE POINT IS A MOTHER IS CHILDLESS..AND NO PARENT SHOULD EVER HAVE TO BURY A CHILD..REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCE..IF IF WERE YOU THEN YOU WOULD SOMEBODY BY YOURSIDE AND CONDOLING YOU...GROW UP IF YOU ALREADY HAVENT OR MAYBE YOU NEVER WILL.......I SEND MY PRAYERS TO THE JENKINS FAMILY... MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED...

Lets talk about being

Lets talk about being ignorant...

Where in the world did the article say the vicitm was a young black man. I didn't read that... Maybe you should stop with the race card because it gets SO old and people like you are the problem.

Get Real

Did you ever hear of a white guy with a name like that? It definitely identifies him as being black without having to say so in the article. Just trying to keep it real.....

uummm...

Yea... people who are writing on this page are the problem? I think not. A community that turns an apathetic, blind eye to their under-educated, under-nurtured, violent youth is the problem. Pointing the finger at everyone BUT the families who are producing the children who are violent and disrespectful before they exit kindergarten is the PROBLEM. And by the way, the articles before this said that he was a 22 year old African American man, so that's where that came from. (and spouting off your mouth before you've even gotten your facts straight- that's also the problem.)

but I bet it is DRUG related

but I bet it is DRUG related

LIVE BY......

Live by the sword, die by the sword

Race card or not your

Race card or not your assumptions are ignorant, if violence was to come to your neighborhood could you stop it? If it is already a problem that has gained momentum then what can the residents do? Are the police not aware of these situations? I'm sure that no one in your community uses drugs. Why is it that when something happens people automatically want to attack poverty stricken people? Maybe if the people at the helms of job corporations quit using every little thing as a deterrent for hiring people there would be less people needing government assistance and overall Amerikkka would be a better place!

Oh, I see, leave it to the

Oh, I see, leave it to the police to solve the problem, right? Why don't these communities get together and establish community watches and report strangers that don't belong in their neighborhoods? Why don't parents make sure their children are home at night with them instead of running the streets looking for trouble?

And no one is attacking "poverty stricken" people, as you suggest. I have lived paycheck to paycheck most of my adult life trying to support a child all my myself and praying that no surprise illness or situation would arise to take the food out of his mouth. It did, of course, on several occasions, but with God's grace, we made it through. We are attacking people who have mile long records involving drugs, stealing, or worse. Why should you expect corporations to hire people with those kinds of records? Honestly, would you want someone like that working for you? If you don't like "Amerikkka", please do us all a favor and LEAVE! You're a pain in our backsides and prejudiced as the day is long! Good riddance!

Okay, I HAVE to ask....

Exactly WHY do you think violence plagues your neighborhood, and not mine?

And please don't blame corporate America because they won't hire high school dropouts with extensive criminal histories who cannot speak or write proper English.

One of these days you may FINALLY realize that it's not about race or income. It's about character, education, demeanor, and a positive attitude.

We have more Black doctors, lawyers, judges and businessmen than ever. We have a Black president. We have a Black associate justice on the Supreme Court. The two prior secretaries of state were Black.

In 99.99% of their cases, they had at least one loving, caring parent or grandparent got them out of the swine-pit inner city and would not allow them to fall into lockstep with their hoodlum friends.

As long as you accept junior coming home at 3AM carrying a 9mm and more money than you make in a week, don't kick when people DO judge and DO hold you responsible for your own community standards.

No one can turn your community around except YOU.

"I would tell young people to start where they are with what they have and that the secret of a big success is starting with a small success and dreaming bigger and bigger dreams, I would tell them also that a young Black woman or a young Black man can't dream too much today or dare too much if he or she works hard, perseveres and dedicates themselves to excellence." - John H. Johnson

Common

Common, one of your best posts ever. Well said....but what do you think are the odds that anyone will be open minded enough and really listen to what you just said? Oh, if they only would....

What a dumb response. You

What a dumb response.

You should have kept that ignorance to yourself.