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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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Not racist, but

There are no green people.

or purple. Most people say purple too.

Stupid.

Otherwise, I love your post 11221.

We have to QUIT being afraid to talk about Black and White people without being so politically correct. We loose the point before we make it.
I just shake my head every time I hear the colors of the rainbow mentioned, instead of saying Black or White.

Good Grief

It's merely used to emphasize their point and get their point across. Geeezzz.

Good post!

I agree with everything you said. Statistics don't lie.

Kelvin... who pulled the trigger? Until folks stop looking to blame others for their problems nothing changes and the senseless killing continues. Make a difference or continue to be part of the problem....... This is such a waste of 2 young lives!

I WANT TO

KNOW WHERE DO THEY COME UP WITH ALL THESE GOOFY NAMES?????

Can we please have the

Can we please have the sleuth detective that solved this murder be transfered to the PINE VALLEY MURDER CASE????

Its an easy case, WE HAVE TWO BOYFRIENDS FIGHTING OVER THE VICTIM!!!

Just throw a dart and you have a 50% chance of getting the right guy...

You also have a 50% chance

You also have a 50% chance of hitting the wrong one. Some leads come up with easy answers. Some leads cause more questions than they do answers and some leads go absolutely nowhere. I would rather they take their time and put the right person behind bars than to rush because the media and the public want answers yesterday. This is real life, not television. In television, if they send the wrong person to jail or the death chamber then no one gets hurt. If they send the wrong person to jail or the death chamber in real life, then the justice system fails and you have the death of another innocent person to deal with.

17

and he also has pending drug, trespassing and resisting and officer charges.

Quite a record for a young man who is still a minor under the law.

So where were his parents during all of this youthful frivolity?

And was he a public housing resident?

And where are all the posters about what a great guy and compassionate citizen he really is?

Will he be tried as an adult?

Who gets to pick up the tab for his public defender?

What will he major in while he pursues higher education, at the taxpayers' expense, while incarcerated?

There's a trend evident in these incidents.

But wait, when will the race card get thrown out?

First of all it doesnt

First of all it doesnt matter where he lives! Yes he was a public housing resident, and?? He was a straight "A" STUDENT WITH A PROMISING FUTURE TO GO TO COLLEGE AND HE IS INNOCENT SO HE WONT BE TAKING UP ANY TRADES IN PRISON AND HIS PARENTS PAY TAXES TOO SO IF HE DID WHICH HE DONT NEED A PUBLIC DEFENDER THEN OH WELL!!

L D

pull your head out of the sand.

If he is convicted, or pleads to a lesser charge by naming names of the others involved, he will be kissing that promising future good-bye. If he gets a football scholarship, it would likely be at some state institution for the incarceration of misguided high school athletes.

How do you figure he won't get a public defender? If, as you state, he and his parents and other family members live in public housing, there probably is not a whole lot of discretionary assets lying around to pay high dollar defense attorneys. Unless, of course, he was engaged in some type of cash and carry business.

You need to set your emotions aside and re-read my posts.

It's not racist if 73% of publlic housing occupants are minorities. That's called the law of statistics.

It's not racist if 97% of the youths engaged in street crime or drug dealing are minorities. That's the law of statistics.

I note again, why would a high school athlete, during football season be out late at night on a school and practice night? Why was he not home studying or resting up from practice?

Where were his parents?

We are talking about a 17 year old who should be praying the authorities do not try him as an adult.

It's time society stopped allowing misfits like you to mouth excuses for someone accused of murder.

Well

If he's living with his parents in public housing, I doubt seriously that they are paying any taxes. You aren't allowed to make much money if you live in public housing and if you want to keep staying there. You have to be below poverty level. See, that's the idea of public housing is to keep you in that dependent system and never let you get out. And if the parents DO pay taxes, how would you know? I doubt seriously that you ever asked them, "Do you pay taxes?" Even if they do pay taxes, it can't be much because like I said you can't make much money and stay in public housing.

This "straight A" student with a promising future chose to hang around with bad guys, and it's going to cost him everything.

Take a walk in his shoes

Take a walk in his shoes before u judge him and his peers. Just know that when you r quick 2 judge, you are considered in that large majority of ignorant ppl.

If

walking in his shoes is required to prove I am not ignorant, I'll remain ignorant. It would be too challenging for me to forsake a lifetime of values, principles, and respect for the life and property of others to allow me the ability to walk in his shoes.

So, Sorry Gwendolyn, I just can'nt lower myself that far.

But, apparently, he walked in the shoes of his older borther, Germain. As noted in the print media, Big Bro Germaine is being sought for his role in the shooting. Real solidarity there; the Big Bro allows the younger Bro to face the scrutiny and consequences alone. Big Bro is a real role model. And that again causes one to question why Social Services is not in that household to review living and child rearing conditions to perhaps stem the common conditions both of these young men encountered which put them on this path.

And several posters questioned where the Brothers, Uncles, Cousins, and Father were who might have intervened and put this young man on the right road. Well, now we know where at least one older brother was. We apparently don't know his exact location; but I am certain the authorities will have him in custody shortly.

Concerning all the statements regarding his obvious innocence. They don't hold water. The Judge refused bail consideration for any amount. So there must have been a preponderance of evidence; or the Judge considered him a flight risk; or the Judge considered the other charges, from seperate incidents, which he faces.

At least, due to his age, he will not face the death penalty. So instead, if convicted, he will face a long period of incarceration at the state taxpayer's expense. In lieu of study on the rights of man, he may want to consider a weight training program and some form of martial arts before he meets his cell mate, Bubba.

They cnt helo it..and then

They cnt helo it..and then if the tables were turned and it were their child they would have a million reasons for why it happened and pointin all ten fingers for who to blame. Bliss ignorance..but their stand behind the internet..speak ur minds in front of a camera..and lets c how fast they become the statistic..

Why don't you take a walk in

Why don't you take a walk in the shoes of the murder victim's family ? I'm sure if some coward murdered your brother, you would be singing a different song.

OK SURF CITY TOM

I will answer the questions, probably had not idea who daddy was so mama was raising him on his own. He was at Creekwood spreading the word of God and was just caught up in some satanistic activity by mistake. He was writing a paper on innercity gang activity going for the Noble prize. He was such a good boy and had so much potential..Got to stop now and go barf...

YOU DONT KNOW MY FAMILY SO

YOU DONT KNOW MY FAMILY SO YOU NEED TO STOP JUDGING FROM WHAT YOU SEE ON THE NEWS WHICH ISNT EVEN TRUE. HE KNOWS WHO THE HELL HIS FATHER IS HE WAS RAISED BY BOTH PARENTS!! WQHAT ABOUT U? U ARROGENT IDOT!!

Are you a member

of the Hankins family?

If so, that would make you a relation to Germaine Hankins, Jr who is also sought in connection with this shooting.

Nice the way he leaves his younger brother to face the music.

If you are a member of the family, why not get in touch with Germaine, Jr and encourage him to turn himself in so his little Bro is not alone in the slammer.

Would you like to amend

your post?

Now we know he was a Junior on the starting football team.

I just don't get it.

What was he doing out that late at night, during the week, when he should have been worn out from practice or should have been home hitting the books?

How did a 17 year old come into possession of a firearm?

These and many more questions will be answered on the next chapter of "Life on Entitlements".

On a serious note, Social Sevices should get off their over sized buttocks and get into these homes to find the answers and to take preventive measures toend this waste of today's youth and tomorrow's citizens.

Social Services

Social Services is a big a part of the problem. The whole idea of Social Services was to help people get on their feet when they had a problem, it was never designed to to be a long term solution. They need to start drug testing people who use their services, and those who pop positive cut them off and let them live in the street and starve. That includes their kids too. The ones who show up with thousands of dollars worth of tatoos all over them should be cut off, because if you can pay for those you can pay rent and buy food for your bastard children. If you are found to have thousands of dollars worth of gold on your teeth, or thousands of dollars worth of jewlery, then you have to sell it and use that money before you can get any help. You should not be able to take the money from people who really need it and go buy unnecessary crap and drive cars that have been tricked out with the governments money, while people who really need the help can not get it. Creekwood and other projects are full of lazy Blacks, Whites, and Mexicans who do this and drain the government of money that could be used to help people in need.

Sorry Tom, it's not the

Sorry Tom, it's not the fat-bottomed bureaucrats over at DSS' problem. The buck stops with the PARENT(S).

THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE, who began the entitlement dream based on what SHE learned from HER SINGLE motherparent, needs to raise her kiddo's to know the CONSEQUENCES of their actions, the CONSEQUENCES of street life, the CONSEQUENCES of GANG activity, which includes carrying a LOADED firearm and shooting someone DEAD, but only after they break though a womans home, run up to the second floor and try to murder the TWO men, then depart the poor woman's home, leaving her shaking in her skin, I am sure!

Lovely!!! Did they ever consider doing this in Grandma Hankins HOME??????

This is something out of CRAZY-MAKING LAND.... NO WONDER THERE IS SUCH A great divide BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE. Sorry, but this is just plain lunacy that WOULD NOT BE HAPPENING if BLACK WOMEN MARRIED and there was a MAN in the HOUSE, instead of a man IN carcerated.

Our parents knew WHO our friends were and INTERRUPTED the friendships if the friends were of questionable character with NO MORALS, NO VALUES, NO ETHICS, NO COMMON SENSE, And no GUIDANCE from their own famiy's ADULTS. Heck, I'm saying no morals, no values, but it never got that far... slight deviations of the moral code/integrity factor would get the friend chucked and our parents would be keeping a closer reign on us, wondering where and when we lost our sense!

INSOFAR as teenaged Mortal Enemies that we wanted to kill over rap lyrics, it didn't happen in OUR WORLD, so I don't know what the &^%$ to say about THAT!!! African American Wilmington, WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR WORLD????
WHY????
YOU don't seem to take the blame. Is it MY fault your kids carry loaded guns and take gangland initiations and kill over rap lyrics????
Law abiding ADULTS HAVE TO HAVE A PERMIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON. so, the gun your bubba "A" student is carrying is also HOT, which seems minimal to the CAPITAL MURDER charge, right now.
Duh!

Sorry; but DSS

needs to step in.

There are far too many incidents,such as this,involving young,predominantly black young men.

And when the parents fail to maintain a proper household, then it is mandatory that DSS step in and remove the children from the household to prevent further incidents.

Have you forgotten the "5 Star" drug leader who was knifed near the Rhino club? And he had a half brother who was shot. And there were 17 more youger children in the household.

Somewhere; somehow it has to stop. And if the parents can not; then DSS must step in. Get them off their fat behinds. If necessary, have the Mayor declare a war on this type of activity and then get the Governor to dispatch some DSS personnel from Raleigh.

It's evident the current manner of doing things is not working. Marching to commemorate some 1890 incident is not working.

Take further steps; and if that means the children and young adults are moved into foster homes, spread all over the state;and the baby makers suddenly see their income disappear, too bad.

Think about the youth first.

Black Male Youth in Wilmington, NC

for the first time, SCT, I have to agree with you..this is black on black genocide here in wilmington, nc but this isnt uganda, its a small city in the US..and before anyone jumps on my case, I am a African American! Where are the parents? Where are the uncles, the aunts, the cousins..they had to see trouble in this young man and no intervention?? but unfortunately this will not be the last murder we hear about in creekwood or wilmington concerning our black men!

Beautiful!

BLACK MEN,

Have the Courage to STAND UP and BE HEARD.

What are you waiting for? YOUR sons are DYING in record numbers.

Don't you think you have influence over them?

AT LEAST TRY!!!

Since you pretend you don't

Since you pretend you don't know anything, the taxpayers will pick up the tab for the public defender just as it does for everyone esle who uses one!!

With her nose in somebody

With her nose in somebody else kids business

Aren't u surprised?

His dad Big Runt brother Lil Runt and mom Patricia Hankins, with that mom aren't your surprised? In everybody else kids business except her own. Drama Queen you've got it now!

Uh-Huh!

See here, I knew there was MORE to THIS family!

Well well

Sorry for the kid that died but should have picked his friends more wisely. No doubt that the kid that shot him knew him, probably over something stupid like drugs or he "disrespected" him. I feel no sympathy for thugs that die... there better off that way.

creekwood arrest

Tevin Sh'qur Quintell Hankins may be related to ex-counselwoman Lethia Hankins.

Wonder if this is in relation to the murder of Owen Metts the barber that was gunned down last month. He was also related to Ms. Hankins.

Motive could have been revenge.

Hell no he is not related to

Hell no he is not related to her & dont even know her! Get a life!