WPD makes arrest in weekend murder

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Submitted: Wed, 05/16/2012 - 12:59am
Updated: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:30pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Saturday night shooting death on Castle Street.

Police say Codey Cesar Guerrero, 20, turned himself in Tuesday night. He faces a first-degree murder charge.

David McPhatter, 22, was shot and killed outside of a store in the 800 block of Castle Street. Family members told WWAY off camera that McPhatter was visiting town from Riegelwood.

A second suspect, Terrell Artez Robinson, 20, is still being sought by Wilmington police.


  • thx1138 says:

    Tweety, no one can understand what you’re saying because your posts are completely unintelligible. Learn how to correctly use punctuation, verb tenses, and stop adding and omitting words. Perhaps then we can have a conversation.

  • thx1138 says:

    Are you actually defending this guy? None of us can understand you.

  • Guestifer says:

    Stupid is as stupid does Honey… We are just going to sit here and let them keep killing each other regardless… And wait for the film at 11. Good luck with your “family” approach to all of this, It is working out great for the community!

  • tweety says:

    GRAND OLE PARTY i knew would come out of hiding on this one True to who you are sound as if you are upset.Now first i know what webster says what a thug is but is that really what a thug is could it be a man that works nine to five taking care of his family going to work everyday.Come home have family time help his children with his/her work.Take them to church on sunday and treat people with respect,make sure they go to college graduate and have great careers.Well grand ole party thats what more found did and my brothers and i always called him a Thug with the upmost respect.Now again were does the word thug come from and why when you use it its put in the negative.Still have heard from Bonnie.

  • tweety says:

    Bonnie thought i missed you So if you have a drug problem and you are out looking for trouble or jaywalking you are a thug.So does that include prescription drug users.what about white collar crimes.where people lose millions of dollars rob his own people and live on the 30th floor what are they? You and grand ole party are about to get close keep trying and when you past me in the street try to figure out am a thug or a criminal or a young man that work six days a week taking care of his family?

  • Citizen of the Republic says:

    Thug, a common criminal, who treats others violently and roughly, often for hire.

    AKA thief, member of a gang, unwilling to work conventional jobs for wages, would rather steal, rob, kill, intimidate, lazy.

    Hope that clears things up.

  • tweety says:

    so you have to be a criminal, member of a gang, would rather steal,rob,kill,intimidate,lazy to be a thug.Ok that sound like something from webster,what is your definition???Because whenever i see it in print it infer something else hope that clears things for you if not i will hit you with the real.

  • Bonnie says:

    Thugs = Codey & David, & all the other people who have died due to drugs, guns, gangs.

    They chose that path in life, they are the ones who make our streets & neighborhoods unsafe. They are the ones out all hours of the night looking for trouble. The ones who dare you to hit them as you drive down Dawson at night towards Oleander. If i hit one oh well they should not be jay walking (that is why we created cross walks). And if I do hit them as they jay walk across the street, I am not stopping I will go to safe, well lite area call the police and tell them what happened and why I didn’t stay at the scene. If I did stay at the scene I would be shot (all because I hit someone who’s dumba** was jay walking).

    That is your definition of a thug, any other questions I can answer for you? Let me know!

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    Tweety you asked Bonnie when the man asked for her sympathy, I would guess about the same time anyone asked you for your opinion. If you are unable to figure out what the word thug means, try to Google it. If that fails ask an adult.

  • Guestearnest bats says:

    The public is fed up with gang banger’s they are a threat to people who want to live a decent life. It should be a law that if a person is charged with a crime and it can be proved they are a member of a gang it should be life in prison with out parole.

  • Guest1040 says:

    Say whaaaa?

  • StopTheRacisim says:

    @BONNIE Get the FACTS before you pass judgement!!! TRUTH: David was not smoking weed in the pic in question!!! It was a Black & Mild Cigar the ORIGINAL UN-ENHANCED PIC PROVES THIS!! FACTS: 1. Toxicology reports FOUND NO DRUGS IN DAVID McPHATTER’S SYSTEM!! 2. “McPhatter graduated from East Columbus High School after serving as an Army Junior ROTC cadet. The Cadet Creed, which spells out members’ duties and responsibilities, still hung on his bedroom wall Monday.” -StarNewsOnline 3. David WORKED most weeks 6 NIGHTS A WEEK he did not lurk the streets @ NIGHT he WORKED HARD!!! “About a year ago, McPhatter landed a job through a third-party staffing agency, working night hours as a press operator for Victaulic, an industrial manufacturer with a facility in Leland.” – StarNewsOnline

  • guesty says:

    Try posting again once either you sober up or take a basic English course.

    That is funny you think a thug works a job, goes to church and takes care of his family. A thug wants what you have and will take it from you.

    From tweety: “Well grand ole party thats what more found did and my brothers and i always called him a Thug with the upmost respect.”

    That made my head hurt trying to understand what you mashed out.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    I’ll tell you why I am upset… When you post I have to read it two or three times to understand what the hell you are trying to say. You lack any grammar skills whatsoever. My God use some punctuation marks every now and then. A thug is a thug. If you still lack the ability to understand the word, then I am afraid help is out of reach for you at this point. This sentence “Well grand ole party thats what more found did and my brothers and i always called him a Thug with the upmost respect.” Makes NO sense at all. Is more found a person? A gang? Please save the liberal bleeding heart speech for someone who will give a rats a@@! One thug is dead, and the other is headed to prison. Two less THUGS to victimize the innocent.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    Hit you with the real? Really? Are you like four years old? Let me clear this up once and for all. For those of you to stupid to understand what a thug is…..Look at the pic that accompanies this article. That is a thug.

  • guesty says:

    Try posting again once either you sober up or learn basic English.

  • tweety says:

    i know you know but you will never understand or will you???

  • Guest824 says:

    Wilmington has hardly any crosswalks.

  • Guest0123 says:

    Thank You Jesus!!!

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Thank Codey Cesar Guerrero.

  • GuestReality says:

    You sure do…and so does she. That’s my whole point. Thanks for clarifying.

  • GuestReality says:

    Giant beer? I think you’ve slugged back one too many.

  • GuestReality says:

    Did I say anywhere in my post that HE didn’t? I was pointing out to HIM that SHE could say whatever she wants, just like you can too (however IQ deprived you may be). Honestly, your reading comprehension leaves a lot to be desired.

  • GuestReality says:

    She has the freedom to thank whoever she wants to thank. The US Constitution guarantees her that right.

  • Das Weibstück says:

    I have the right to disagree. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    And he has the freedom to say whatever he wants. The US Constitution guarantees him that right. You’re a bright little fellow ain’t ya?

  • Guest Barney Gumble says:

    Thank you giant beer!

  • Bonnie55@gmail.com says:

    Thank god he turned himself in. Guess he couldn’t standing on the run and knowing every cop in town was after him. I give him credit for turning himself in. But I am also happy another low life gang banging thug off the street!

    Again no sympathy for him at all, he chose the path of destruction!

  • Guest-of-the-day says:

    for my appreciation of this news… like watching seals clap at a circus.

  • tweety says:

    bonnie answer this if you can when did this young man ask you for your symathy and here we are again with this word thug.What is it with this word?

  • GuestReality says:

    You’re right, of course; but he’s proving himself to be much smarter than the other guy who’s still on the run. When the case goes to court, the judge will take into consideration that he’s the one who turned himself in, while the other guy fled. This guy’s sentence will probably be lighter than the one who ran. Smart move.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    His picture says 1000 words. He looks so sad and remoresful. Another young man, who was never given a chance. We should feel just as bad as him. Its our fault, just as much, as a society.

    NOT. He looks like a selfish, coward, bullying, gang-up, murderer. I have a feeling he won’t be looking so “hard”, when he’s still in the can, 15 years from now.

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  • viper says:

    You all are a trip, some of you, a vacation!!! I do believe this site was put here just to see how stupid we can come at each other! As I started to read I notice how you started at each other, come on people lets keep it moving, true and all I had a hard time trying to put some off the thoughts together but I got the message, and to you,you have it going on with your spelling and you can put a paragraph together, but do not get on the same grade level as others by pitting them down because they are not on your level in this area!!! Why would I kill someone ( instead of having my boots on and my ass at work ) just to turn myself in, never understood that one! I always thought that taking yourself out of the equation and think of ( what if ) works better for anyone! I am really sorry about what happen but I have better things to do with my time now since I have been on the right track, and I found out that life have so much more to offer than starring down the barrel of a gun or being the one who don’t think before they pull the trigger!!!

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