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UPDATE: Hillcrest victim identified

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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- The victim in last night's suspicious death in the Hillcrest community has been identified as Anthony Lafrance Devone, d.o.b. 4-12-1970, of Wilmington. We hope to be able to confirm cause of death after receiving preliminary results from the autopsy.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Wilmington Police Department is investigating possible homicide in the Hillcrest community. Police were dispatched to 1402 Mears Street around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers found the body of a man laying between two buildings on South Liberty Court.

The victim has not been positively identified, and the cause of death is still not confirmed.

Officers are in the area searching for more information at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3600. Information may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Text "Tip708" and the message, and send to CRIMES (274637).

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How can anybody judge if

How can anybody judge if your r not god stop makin this look like a racist thing ok if u can say this white people r in gangs as well its a everybody thing so basically u r sayin the reason a black person gets killed cuz they r in a gang well what about a white kid killing his parents thats suppose to b alright I lived in hilkcrest for 8 years yes they hve drug dealers out there but its more than blacks that live out there and who ever was the first to comment on this god bless u since u know everything y dont u learn about the live they,had to live cuz im pretty sure your life is not together u probably going threw the same thing just scared to admitt it now Im tired of gettin on here and seeing another race talk about the black race when all races does the same thing nobody has a heaven or hell to judge people and put them in now have a nice life cuz u going to need it...... :-/

Jibberish

If you want your jibberish to be understood outside the projects, you need to spell out your words and put in punctuation. If you want only others in the projects to understand you, then just keep writing like you're writing.

Most people won't read your post 3 times trying to understand it like I did. Unfortunately, once I understood what you were saying, I found out that it wasn't worth the effort I put forth. You're just as racist as the whites, but try to hide it behind religion.

Stay In School

What?

Wow

Beautifully written, pure eloquence, and thanks for putting the comma after 'they' because I almost hyperventilated trying to read this one sentence. But on a serious note, please work on your spelling, grammar, and communication skills. If this is really how you write and speak, you will appear to others as having very low intellect, no one will hire you for a job of any significance, and you will have a very difficult life.

Victim? Don't the tear drop

Victim? Don't the tear drop tattoos indicate that he has murdered people in the past? It's so weird, there is another Anthony Lafrance Devone that had a court date for 10/27/2011 for shoplifting. He also has a lengthy record:
1987 LARCENY (OVER $200) (PRINCIPAL)
1989 LARCENY (OVER $200) (PRINCIPAL)
1990 LARCENY (OVER $200) (PRINCIPAL), FELONY B&E (PRINCIPAL)
1993 LARCENY (OVER $200) (PRINCIPAL), POSSESS WIT SELL CONTROL SUBST (PRINCIPAL, POSSESS WITS SCHEDULE II (PRINCIPAL), POSSESS SCHEDULE II (PRINCIPAL)
1994 POSSESS WIT SELL CONTROL SUBST (PRINCIPAL)
1995 SELL SCHEDULE II (PRINCIPAL)
1997 PWISD COUNTERFEIT CS (PRINCIPAL)
1998 POSSESS WITS SCHEDULE II (PRINCIPAL)
1999 DRUG PARA - USE/POSSESS (PRINCIPAL), ASSAULT ON FEMALE (PRINCIPAL), DRUG PARA - USE/POSSESS (PRINCIPAL), COMMON LAW UTTERING (PRINCIPAL)
2000 COMMON LAW BURGLARY (PRINCIPAL), COMMON LAW ROBBERY (PRINCIPAL)
2001 POSSESSING STOLEN GOODS (PRINCIPAL), OTHER MISDEMEANANT (PRINCIPAL), DRUG PARA - USE/POSSESS (PRINCIPAL), VIOLATION OF LOCAL ORDINANCE (PRINCIPAL), HABITUAL FELON (PRINCIPAL), FELONY B&E (PRINCIPAL), LARCENY (PRINCIPAL), PWISD COUNTERFEIT CS (PRINCIPAL)
2009 DRUG PARA - USE/POSSESS (PRINCIPAL), POSSESS SCHEDULE II (PRINCIPAL), POSSESS SCHEDULE I (PRINCIPAL), POST RELEASE REVOCATION (PRINCIPAL).

I see no victim here.

Observation

Just another "misdemeanor homicide" - the community doesn't care why should anybody else?

are those tear tatoos at the

are those tear tatoos at the corner of his eyes? if so, i think that means that he has already killed 2 people. looks like someone else will be getting a new tear drop tattoo.

body found in hilcrest

WAIT. Before the details come out, let me guess. HMMM, Young black male. Possibly between the age of 15 and 30. Maybe in a gang, or affiliated with one. Probably has a criminal record. High school drop-out. Will test positive for some sort of illegal substance during the autopsy. Looking for a suspect with exact same description as the victim. I wonder how many details I got right. Just saying.........

Did it ever occur to you

Did it ever occur to you that this person's family could be reading this? Why not pray for them instead of hiding behind a screen and being judgemental? I'm just saying...

EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO

EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OWN OPINION, HOWEVER WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN GO ON-LINE AND MAKE A MOCKERY OF SOMEONES DEATH. IT SOUNDS AS IF A FEW OF YOU SHOULD SEEK JOBS OR SOMETHING BETTER TO DO WITH YOUR TIME. GOD BLESS YOU AND I HOPE YOU ALL WAKE UP TOMORROW;YOU NEVER KNOW!!!

Look to the left

Look towards the left side of your keyboard for a button labeled 'caps lock' and press it once.

100%

you got all the details right. 100% !!!!

But wait you forgot one thing.... they were both good people... just a little misunderstood..

well considering you can't

well considering you can't count bc obviously he is 41, i would say you got 3 out of 4 correct, not bad for a judgemental person.

well considering........

Well , considering you can't READ, because this person clearly stated they were making a guess BEFORE the details come out, they would have no idea the person was 41 . Therefore, it has nothing whatsoever to do with being able to count. What is up with people's comprehension these days? Such a simple little comment that is so misunderstood.

Looks like

he's 41 going on 42.

It's a real shame. The shame is that one of the interviewees indicated they know who did the shooting; but they won't talk.

talking

>.they know who did the shooting; but they won't talk.

Shame...Unless the guy is robin hood they are the ones who have to live with him. So maybe the next person he shoots will be their son or daughter. Or maybe he will take their money.
The funniest this is when these guys get caught they are the first to talk so they do less time. Look at that guy who they labled the kingpin---

Nothing will change

Nothing will change until the people of these communities decide to respect themselves and others. If someone knows what happen, they have a moral and legal obligation to come forward to tell what they know. But they won't for several reasons:

(1) fear;
(2) planning on retaliation;
(3) don't give a rip on what goes on

These cycles will continue until enough stand up and say STOP! You have to be willing to be the one that starts the process and rids these communities of the drug dealers, prostitutes and gang members.

As far as I am concerned, any known gang member (and that is easy to determine most of the time, because they are stupid enough to wear the signs) that commits any crime whatsoever, should be put in the jail house and kept there. They are insidious, dirty little roaches that are invading communities and law enforcement and judges need to work together to put a stop to them. What good does it do when police work to get them off the street and some idiot judge puts them back on it before the paperwork is even dry.

Many cities are coming down hard on the gangs - that is why the hood rats are showing up in smaller towns - they are being run out of the larger cities. People are fed up!!!!!!!!!

Well

Since this guy was born in 1970, that makes him 41 years old...but I'll agree with you on the rest of it.

word on the street

Word on the street is that this is the person that did the armed robbery at family dollar Tuesday afternoon.