Man walking downtown shot in jaw

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Submitted: Wed, 06/29/2011 - 2:44pm
Updated: Wed, 06/29/2011 - 5:36pm


Case#: 2011-027826
Time: 9:44 p.m.
Location: 3rd and Campbell Streets
Offense: Armed robbery/assault with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury

The male victim, age 42, reported that he was walking south on Third Street when two men ran past him. According to the victim, he thought the two would run past him, but they turned and pointed handguns at him. They demanded everything he had, and the victim turned over his wallet with cash. According to the victim, the assailants began to run away toward Fourth Street, but then turned around and shot him in the jaw. The robbers were both described as young black males, about 5’5” tall. One reportedly was wearing a white t-shirt and a white bandanna; no further details are available. The victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. His injury was not life-threatening, but he was unable to speak, so he wrote out an account of what had happened. The case is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call WPD’s main number at 910-343-3600. Information also can be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Text “Tip 708” and the message, and send to CRIMES (274637).

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7 Comments on "Man walking downtown shot in jaw"

2015 years 8 months ago

I MOVED FROM A AREA OF DRUG ACTIVITY TO A AREA OF SHOOTINGS. I was thinking my kids were gonna be safe in this area now I want to find somewhere else to go. I am thankful that with only me rasing them as a single parent they have choosen the right path of life.

Taxi Driver
2015 years 8 months ago

I live in this neighborhood, and for the most part my neighbors are really nice families. However these animals initiating for gangs need to be hunted down and eliminated, no excuses of “My Daddy didn’t love me, and ran out my my Mommy, Wah Wah”… Man up and accept your punishment. This is one of those times you wish Cosa Nostra was operating in the neighborhood. They’d do a better job keeping it clean than the cops. I’m just saying….

That guy
2015 years 8 months ago

Its real funny when you have to use a weapon to get the better of someone. At 5’5 I am sure they would have been taken care of easily by that guy. Its no surprise that thugs have nothing better to do.

2015 years 8 months ago


Lovely. Can’t wait to come on down!

Gangsters that rob you and then shoot you for the hell of it.

2015 years 8 months ago

Young black males, 3rd street, guns, robbery???? NO WAY!!! That’s just too hard to believe

2015 years 8 months ago

would have been lost JUST a few years ago.

People would have been appalled by this stuff.

Now we act like it is okay, just another day in Paradise, with some interruptions.

It is not okay!

2015 years 8 months ago

I’m not here to say crime does not happen downtown. But, let’s not forget about the crime that happens outside of downtown.
Just as much crime happens in the little podunk, shanty towns that surround Wilmington!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are to afraid to go downtown, don’t go we don’t need you! If you are stupid enough to believe crime does not happen elsewhere, then you better learn quick.
Downtown does not need to be portrayed as a crime mecca because it is not!!!!!!!
My prayers go out to the man who was shot. God Bless and hope you have a full and quick recovery!!!
Let us hope the police catch and prosecute the crooks!!!!