New Hanover High student-athlete arrested for Creekwood murder
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A New Hanover High School student-athlete has been charged with murder.

Wilmington Police arrested Tevin Sh'qur Quintell Hankins, 17, for first-degree murder after a shooting in the Creekwood community earlier this week.

Hankins was a junior at New Hanover High School and a starting defensive back on the Wildcat football team.

"I'm at a loss for words & absolutely devastated," New Hanover football coach Kevin Motsinger said in a text message to WWAY's John Rendleman.

A police spokeswoman confirms Hankins was charged in connection to the shooting in Creekwood Wednesday night that killed Jonathan Jones, Jr., 19, of Jacksonville. Police say Joseph Edwards Hanible, 24, of Wilmington was also injured in the shooting.

Police say a group of five or six men chased Jones and Hanible into a duplex and opened fire before driving off in two cars.

Police say the investigation into what happened continues.

Hankins, who made his first court appearance on the murder charge this morning, also has pending drug, trespassing and resisting an officer charges among others.

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To answer your last question Guest123, a parent is supposed to be just that, a parent. They are supposed to be involved in their child's life, know who their child is hanging out with, how the child is doing in school. The parents are supposed to instill values, morals and ethics into their child. Their isn't an easy button to push. Sacrifices have to be made, choices made and repercussions for actions have to be given. If you allow your child to roam the streets, come home with a wad of cash but no job, walk around with their pants falling off you are not doing anyone any favors.

That is part of what a parent is supposed to do.

Well said Guesty!

And, I have to wonder WHO would listen to a Counselor who gave such ill advise to a parent?
I say that it is time to quit blaming others, like Professional Counselors, and have the courage and conviction to blame the root of the problem...single mothers who are disconnected with their sons and daughters, but VERY connected to "the system" that provides Free Housing, Free EBT Card, Free Medical, Free COLLEGE, Free bies period.

Someday the Democrats are going to wake up and realize that they are being Slaves to "the System" that Keeps them DOWN by 'floating' them JUST enough $ to entice. REPUBLICANS do not live in the HOOD. WHY?

Join the Winning side and Vote for emancipation from the "Hood" and ALL the CRAP that the HOOD LIFESTYLE offers...beyond the 'wonderful subsidized living'. AT what cost do you JUSTIFY staying DOWN in the gutter? Death of a loved one? Get out and join the workforce, and live where the hoodlums don't run into your home and shoot people DEAD, for CRYING OUT LOUD!!!

Ignorance! When it's all said and done you will have to answer for your short comings and I can tell by your comments you got it all figured out (NOT) every one needs to follow your system of living but you will see God has the last say so even in your little perfect world. The lord will show all that don't know him. If this young man was wrong he will answer just like you, sit around making smart alec remarks about the "HOOD" don't think your HOOD is safe, the spirit of death and danger is everywhere it happens even in Landfall the Nice Gated neighbor-HOOD. If you think it can't happen to you or one of your family members think again death comes in many ways and it not prejudice, weather by gun, car accident,someone drinking and driving or disease it will effect you and yours. Stop stereo typing the young man and his family background especially if you have no clue about them. I pray for both sides of and that's what's needed not your ignorant comments about your thoughts on "The System" and how feel people getting over. God will be the judge for all even you in the end! Grow Up and seek God and learn to pray.

What a shameful waste of a young man's life. A 19 year old is dead and leaves his family and friends to grieve, and a 17 year old's life is changed forever. Instead of acting like a man and settling something with talk or even a good fist fight and then walking away; no, he chose to pull out a gun and take someone's life. What is happening to us people? It is so easy to pick up a weapon and just use it to settle a dispute, but do you even consider the ramifications of doing that? No you don't.

I am sure there will be family and friends who will start posting how good he is and he is just a product of his life, but forget it. Look at his record. He is a hoodlum pure and simple. Hopefully, when or if he is committed of this crime, he can spend his days sitting in jail and contemplating what he has done, and just hopefully, he can change his life around. For his family - I am sorry for you that you may lose your son to jail. But at least you can go visit him - the other family doesn't have that option any more because of your son's choice.

First of all you obviously don't know the whole story. You only know what you heard and saw on the news. My cousin is not a hoodlum he is a straight "A" student with a football scholarship headed for college. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but know what your talking about before you start talking. Yes a family lost a loved one as well but he was no angel either he was a gang member who robbed people for a living. So like I said find out the whole story before you start posting comments like you did. Oh yeah by the way my cousin Tevin Hankins is INNOCENT!!

that if he has all of those prior charges, he has a full scholarship to any college. And he is a junior. Scholarships are not awarded until senior year.

so because your cousin got robbed, he was justified in killing someone? I mean he ran this guy into someone else house and shot and kill him and injuring the other guy with a gunshot wound to his leg..you can rest assure that GOD wont see your ideology that way.

First of all you obviously don't know the whole story. Oh yeah by the way my cousin Tevin Hankins is INNOCENT!!

So you do know the whole story??

Please tell us who did it...

Its a good thing that these liberal prisons have college programs - Tevin will be able to continue his REAL education as he's just got his diploma in his street education.

So, its OK for a 17 year old student to carry a gun? Doesn't sound like for protection if he chased someone into a home, asked the people there where the victim was, and then chased up stairs to murder them. Gang thieves or not - he's so much worse. At least the victims hadn't crossed that line into murderers - yet. Tevin is so much worse - hope he enjoys hell. Sorry you're going to waste so much of your life praying and fretting over this "kid".

call your bluff...post up a copy of his last report card...I don't believe you!

Better off dead now...instead of me having to fork up tax dollars to support him in prison!

You mean that your cousin WAS a strait A student and WOULD have been headed to college, but now has to stand trial for the MURDER of another hood.

Prisons are full of "INNOCENT" (wink, wink) ignorant geniuses.

But, since he is innocent, he won't be convicted. All the EVIDENCE that is presented at the trial will show that your cousin didn't murder the gangbanger, right???

Yep, Ignorant geniuses, who could have been the next O.J. on a football scholarship...(ooops, innocent too?)or another Einstein. If convicted of this Capital Offense, no one will ever know, his life will be over.

And, I am sorry to tell you this, but if your cousin goes to jail, then to prison, his growth stops there.

When he gets out in... lets just say... 30 years, he will still be 17 years old, mentally, emotionally, psychologically. However, physically, he will be 15-20 years older than his 47 year old chronological age. Poor thing! (Shouldn't have had that darn gun at 17.)

That is a well researched fact. Go to UNC-W or an ivy league college and ask any PhD Sociology or Criminology professor to SHOW YOU THE FACTS on violent criminals stunted growth patterns, once they become incarcerated.
Institutionalized, and no decisions to make for the term of his sentence. The "system" makes all the decisions for him.

Forrest Gump says,
"stupid is as stupid does." Hope it was worth it for your cousin NOT to be at home where he should have been doing his homework and watching TV with mom and granny. and his daddy(?)

Let me correct your statment:

My cousin was a straight-A student headed to college with a scholarship. Now he will lose that scholarship and probably not find a new one even if acquitted once it finally goes to trial.

From the story: "...Hankins, who made his first court appearance on the murder charge this morning, also has pending drug, trespassing and resisting an officer charges among others."

Please tell us what college would give him a scholarship? He has won a full ride to Central Prison where if we are lucky he will get to ride the lightning. Crank up ole sparky for this "good boy."

Is he really innocent or are you blind from the truth because he is your cousin? Whether or not he was the one that actually did the shooting that night he was there. You say that the deceased person was, "a gang member who robbed people for a living." If he was so good then why was he involved with this type of person, or involved with people that were involved with this type of person? My cousin was also charged with murder a few months ago along with another guy. I didn't really know what my cousin was doing for a living, but I thought he was a good person. Even though I still love my cousin I can still see that he is not innocent whether he pulled the trigger or not. If he was there, with those people, and knew what they were doing then saying he is innocent would be ignorant.

Im so happy that they have found one of these young boys when think they can walk this earth & play god! He took part in something very serious that took away someone special! I jus hope he opens his mouth so his family & friends can have a lil bit of piece.! I LOVE YU JONATHAN GORDO JONES! yur 4ever n my heart! I will never 4get the times we had! Yur a great man baby<3

Tevin is good dude well educated young man. All the media try to do to African American males is bring them down and make use seem like we just out to do bad such as sell drugs or Gang bang. We have goals in life to strive for greatness. So for everyone out there that's trying to down play my friend..Grow up!

All blacks do is try to blame someone else when they commit crimes. It was his own fault he shot someone. It was his own fault he chose crime. It is a proven fact that Blacks commit most of the violent crimes in the United States, and quite frankly it is because many Blacks think they are entitled to a free ride because their ancestors were brought here as slave, and they think every White person owes them something. Get over it he is a cold blooded killer with no one to blame but himself.

His skin color or the society we all live in didn't pull that trigger. He went from "dude" to "Murderer" all on his own.

The goal he strived for wasn't greatness. Media didn't put that gun in his hand. No one is trying to down play your friend - HE did it all on his own. What you feel about society and media opinions of African American males has nothing to do with what an African American male did to another African American male that night. Media and Society didn't murder that kid, Tevin did.

The media doesn't have to try to bring African American males down. They do just fine all on their own. All the media has to do is just report their actions.

This kind of news is NOT on a small scale. It happens consistently. They are constantly killing each other off because of gang wars and drugs. Instead of making excuses for them, why not encourage them to better themselves by staying off the streets and not running with bad guys?

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 says, "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: 'I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people. Therefore 'Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you."

Even good young men can, over time, be slowly drawn into gangs and drugs, if they hang around with the wrong crowd. If you REALLY want to make a difference, encourage them to quit the gangs, get a job, move out of the projects, and be a contributing member of society. That's the ONLY way any of them will ever have a chance.

Color has nothing to do with this....I would feel the same way if this child was white. STOP bringing COLOR into it. Pray for the families of both and what they have to face...and for record Hankins comes from a good family.....Charles Manson and Ted Bundy also cam from good homes. My point is all we can do is raise our children the best way we know how. What they do with it in the real world is up to them.

Anyone that murders another man is not a "Good Dude". A complete punk and a coward.

I think your first goal in life should be the mastering of the english language and the proper usage of grammer. He may have been a "good dude" as you put it, but he screwed up and now needs to pay the price. If it was your son, father, cousin, or uncle that was killed, would you be so forgiving?

So it is the media's fault he was arrested for first degree murder? If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it then is a duck. Now replace the word duck with thug and you will have your friend.

Kelvin,
Good dudes do not go around killing people. Your friend may be cool with you, but that does not take away the fact that he is charged with taking someone's life. I could give a rats tail if he was black, white, green, or any other color. You are the one that brought up race. But facts are facts! Young black males are killing other young black males for no reason other than being on the wrong street corner, wearing the wrong colors, looking at someone's girl wrong, or so other dumba** reason. Instead of pulling the race card, make a difference.

YES my cousin is a good dude and I dont care what he was charged with he is INNOCENT!! Facts are facts and you obviously dont know them, you just know what you see on tv. God knows the truth and it is in his hands so my family is not worried about a thing. You need to find out the truth and then post true FACTS on here.

He is innocent, just like OJ.

OK, here is the truth:

Proverbs 22:24-25 “Do not associate with a man given to anger; or go with a hot-tempered man, or you will learn his ways and find a snare for yourself.”

Your cousin is now in that snare (trap). He made very bad choices. That doesn't make him a bad kid, but it does make him a foolish one. Kids make foolish mistakes when they're young. Your mistake is trying to defend your cousin, instead of trying to teach others how they could be exactly like him if they continue on the same path they're on now.

There you have it. It's up to you what you do with it.

L.D.
Please share the facts.... Not just he didn't do it. Hard facts as you say God and his family knows. Please speak up with helpful details; really... take the time to change everyone's opinion. I never met someone convicted of a crime who was guilty, jails are always full of innocent men, Black and White.

L.D.

You sound like you are a believer! A religious person. I am too, so I pray that you can face the facts that your cuz and his brother are going to be charged and after their days and days in court, most likely convicted of first degree Murder. THEN, he will have to stand in front of AN EARTHLY JUDGE for the NUMEROUS other CRIMES that he is INNOCENT of too. Open your eyes.

Every con man in the jail house touts his innocence. Every gun slinging hood says, "I didn't do it", but the powder residue on his hands tells the TRUTH. Cannot argue with the FACTS.

BTW, since you believe in God, you should know to use a capital H, when speaking of your good dude cousin (who is accused of shooting and murdering another human being) being in "His" hands.

Don't forget, my brother, the Fifth Commandment is "Thou shall not Kill."

And what facts are these? You don't have a damn clue do you? Your cousin is a punk, and soon he will be some inmates personal punk. Get used to it, I am sure you will join him soon enough.