Police investigate Winnabow man's murder in Wilmington
 

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Winnabow man is dead after a shooting overnight in Wilmington. Now police are looking for his killer, and family members are trying to figure out what happened.

The family of Rahman Liadi, 25, did not want to show their faces on camera, but his sister says he was a good guy who spent most of his time working.

"He went to South Brunswick. He graduated," she said. "He owned 10 percent of a company. He worked at verizon. He never bothered anybody. My only brother."

Wilmington Police say their Shot Spotter system led them to the Houston Moore housing complex around 12:15 a.m. Thursday. That's where they found Liadi with a gunshot wound. They say he died at the scene.

A police spokesman says officers are looking for answers.

"Basically, we're looking for help from the public to try and identify who might have, who might be responsible for this," Cpl. Kevin Smith said.

Liadi's family told us he was shot twice. They also say there was a gun found under his body. They speculate he was trying to get out his gun to defend himself as his killer got away. Relatives say Liadi had a permit for the gun.

Court records show Liadi had a may court date for carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession.

Now his family is left hoping someone knows who killed him.

"Just please call the Wilmington Police Department," Liadi's cousin said.

"Come forward, please," Liadi's sister said.

At this point, police won't say whether they found a gun on Liadi.

If you have any information about the murder, call Wilmington Police.

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Needless to say the reporter has things somewhat misconstrued. Rahmon was not your typical black man known for "hustling." I guarantee you that nobody in the hood can say they knew Rahmon. Reason being it was unfamiliar territory to him as well as many other young African American people born/raised in Winnabow. Statistically this may be the first death in houston moore but I can reassure all it will not be the last this year. This is the very reason why instead of black/white I dont care mexican whatever its time for everyone to take a stand..theres a problem in wilmington NC and it didnt just start. If you go there and come back without being robbed or shot to death consider yourself blessed. People this is not the time or place to criticize ones way of living. He graduated from SBHS and became somebody as Im sure that the killer is only dying to be "somebody" well let me say no amount of clout from your hood can justify you taking the life of a man with a bright smile but an even brighter future. Thats not ok. These comments are very disturbing. There is a lack of love and sympathy from the community in general when its a time to hold eachother up.

You people make me sick. I bet none of y'all knew him an ur gonna say things like this, just shows how unintelligent u are. That was somebody's son, brother, friend. It doesn't matter what he did or where he was from his life was taken from him. An have you ever thought maybe he was out there trying to in courage people to better them selfs? No y'all just quick to judge somebody that u no nothing about.

R.I.P Rahman

Yall should be ashamed. Acting like you are perfect citizens smdh. Taking badly about a son, brother ,and friend to many. Sad you get off on some being murdered . Think if it was your family you wouldnt appriciate it. Grow up

To everyone who posted negative comments about Rahman... You should be ashamed of yourself. This is someone's family member who just tragically passed away at 25 years old at that. As someone who actually knew him, went to school with him and worked together I know he was actually a good person. So why don't you use your head and some respect for human life before making comments and passing judgment on others.

I think the news reporter may have y'all a little misconstrued. This young man has been taking away from his Mother, only sister, and a slew of cousins and friends. He was known for standing up for what he believed in.. not for selling dope or being in the hood, I guarantee you nobody in "the hood" can say that they knew him. Reason being that wasn't familiar territory to a young man raised down a dirt road in Brunswick Co. Attended church, was an amazing athlete of SBHS where he gained respect from his brothers of many races. He was always respectful and a smile forever remained on his face. He may not of had the latest fashion and technology..but thru Gods grace he made it ..he left this world SOMEBODY. TBH a lot of Brunswick co. Residents have nothing to show for the first or last 25+ years. Sadly you guys get on here and discriminate your neighbor. This could be your son or nephew..so please be more careful/considerate of others. As for the marijuana court case/ charge..rahmon wasn't an addict nor your
typical black man by far. Whose to say that it was not your child he'd only taken the rap for ...thats the kind of person he was. Black or white he deserves justice.

Just want to give my prayers and love to Rahman's family. I was a classmate of his and he was a wonderful person. Kept to himself and lead a life as a hard worker and loved his friends and family. Im so sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed. To those who have anything negative to say please keep your comments to yourself- we are talking about someones life being taken no matter how it happened - no one but God can judge- please remember his family is mourning the loss of a son, brother, cousin, best friend, ect.

You people are quick to judge someone you don't even know. Rahman was a good person with a great future ahead of him. I graduated high school with him and I've known him ever since. He was not a hudlem as u referred to him as.

Hard worker but he wasted a good paying job to live a lifestyle he wanted to live. what a waste

ITS SO FUNNY HOW SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BAD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT PEOPLE WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU YALL SAY THE SAMETHING. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHATEVER YOU DO IN LIFE RIGHT OR WRONG NOBODY DESERVES TO HAVE THEIR LIFE TAKEN.NOT EVEN ON A WHITE OR BLACK THING IF THIS MAN WAS OF A DIIF. COLOR NATION WIDE NEWS. BECAUSE HE IS BLACK GHETTO AS YOU SAID AND WELFARE NOTHING NEW. THINK ABOUT STUPID THINGS YOU MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT BECAUSE NO ONES IS SAFE IN THIS WORLD OF SIN.

Sure........ They always say that then find out this guy had criminal charges pending for illegally carrying a concealed weapon and drug charges.. Hmm so what was that 10% of a business he owned?? was it a marajuana distributorship??

What is your problem? Even if it was marijuana in some states that would be perfectly fine you ignorant pos and for for a matter of fact he was a victim of a homicide I knew him personally and this young man was far from a killer... Where do you get off critiquing his life? How about you get a life because I undoubtedly assure you that you will never be half the man he was

Please think about what you say. I know him personally and he was a great guy. Yes people may do things that others may not agree with, but who are you to pass judgement on someone you don't know.

Wonder why he was in the ghetto at that time and armed. Hummmmmm

There is no permit needed to own a gun in North Carolina, only to purchase. A conceled carry permit is needed to have a gun in a pocket, as the story reported. But he did not have that permit, as evidenced by his upcoming court cases.

So, what permit are they talking about?

Such sloppy reporting.

I bet there were close to 100 people just hanging out and nobody saw anything. And these will be the same people we will see next week marching saying the police don't do anything to help them.

Shame on you for making such a biased assumption on a group of people you know nothing about.

It isn't biased or an assumption. That is a project where folks hang out all hours of the night because the majority don't have a job to have to wake up to go to. Go for a ride along with WPD and then come back and post here.

Dealing drugs, murder, rape, armed robbery, B&E's, selling stolen firearms and jewelry is all high-risk and hard work too! Shame on you for being so biased and critical of those ever-vigilant and hard werkin' folk!!!

Yea, I forget that many look at both living on welfare and committing crimes as 'work'. I should work a little harder to pay a little more in taxes to make up for insulting the welfare sponges. Don't want to hurt any feelings.

So I guess working at the Verizon call center which is one of the largest employers in Wilmington isn't good enough for you two??? Definitely not on the welfare level I might add. Your judgments on this 25 year old man who just passed away sound horribly ignorant.

that you are passing judgement on someone that was murdered in cold blood, regardless of where it happened. I live in Houston Moore and agree we have our fair share of these young men that hangout here and dont do much, but it is a stereotype. Most of those young men hanging out and selling drugs as you put it dont even live in Houston Moore, they come out here and bring the drugs with them. Majority of the families here are young women with children trying to make ends meet. Poor doesnt equal ignorant. And I really wish that people would stop equating it with that. Different circumstances can lead to different situations. Not everyone that lives in Public Housing is a trouble maker, and most are struggling everyday like myself to get out of the projects and give their families better lives.
Its unfortunate what happened to this young man and my regards go to his family in this terrible time...