K-9 helps catch man after shots fired in Hillcrest

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Submitted: Fri, 12/23/2011 - 2:00pm
Updated: Fri, 12/23/2011 - 6:00pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is in custody after reports of shots fired in the Hillcrest community in Wilmington.

Wilmington Police say a K-9 officer at the intersection of 13th and Dawson Streets heard gunfire from inside the housing project. He notified other WPD officers, and they converged on the area.

The K-9 officer got out to question three people. Two followed the officer’s instructions to get down on the ground, but the third person, who was in his car, got out of the car and tried to walk away.

Police say Ronald Leon Davis, 49, of Wilmington, refused officers’ commands. Police say he reached toward his waist. That’s when the K-9 officer released his dog and Davis was arrested.

Officers saw a shotgun in the back seat of Davis’s car and found spent shells at the rear of the car.

Davis was taken to the hospital for treatment of a dog bite he suffered during his arrest. After treatment, he will go to the New Hanover County Jail and be charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resist/delay/obstruct a public officer.


  • The 1%er says:

    He never said one thing about race. Just because the only whites in the area are the fat nasty blonds whos baby daddies stick them there. It would be cheaper to just build a gate around Hill Crest and lock all of them (residents of hillcrest of any race) in there. Then instead of giving all of them food stamps we can just build one big soup kitchen. Also pass out guns and let them control there population.

  • tommy says:

    if your gonna say it “they”

    explain who you you are talking about!

    sounds racist!

    everybody does not live in your perfect world

    Merry Christmas

  • Lilly says:

    Another one bites the dust! No surprise for this neighborhood! Nothing but low life thugs living in that area! When ever you pass thru on Dawson street they all walk across the street dare you to hit them! They won’t be happy til they get hit. No sympathy will be given because you got what was coming towards you!

    Since they are all out shooting at each other they are taking care of their own population, one gets shot and killed other goes to jail. Two less people to feed!

  • Why so hateful says:

    Hate to disappoint your racist and hateful little mind. Not everyone “in that area” are “low life thugs”. BTW, did you know its your precious little children driving down from Middle Sound, Wrightsville and other like areas who keep the hood in business?

  • guesty says:

    Gun shots in Hillcrest? How unusual.

  • Guest461 says:

    Hard to believe this happened in the ‘hood. I know drugs weren’t involved and the gun-toting felon is a pillar of their community. There go the poe-leece pickin’ on the peeps again….

  • anne says:

    Kind of funny – some idiot won’t stop for a cop with a gun, but a four legged “cop” will stop them everytime. Could it be the fact that they have put their teeth into your rear end that makes you decide to stop?

  • Ken says:

    Davis got his Christmas gift a “BITE” early hehehe.

  • guesty says:

    I hope they got the dog some mouthwash to remove the taste of thug.

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