WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man charged with murder in a weekend shooting spent more than five years behind bars on a similar charge. Shannon Mitchell is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Gilbert McClammy Saturday night.
Shannon Mitchell is in jail without bond and made his first court appearance today.
Investigators were back at Mitchell’s home Monday afternoon to serve a search warrant. They say Mitchell shot and killed McClammy Saturday night outside Mitchell’s home in the Bowdens Mobile Home Park off Carolina Beach Road.
A co-worker says McClammy was a husband and father of two sons and a new born baby girl.
Neighbors at the mobile home park say they heard arguing and then three gun shots. They say Mitchell inherited his grandmother’s home where he and his girlfriend lived. Neighbors say the girlfriend was pregnant by one of McClammy’s sons and a fight broke out between Mitchell and McClammy after his son called him for help. Neighbors did not want to go on camera because they do not know who Mitchell is involved with and this is not his first time behind bars.
The Department of Corrections website shows Mitchell served five years and seven months for a 2006 conviction for accessory after the fact to second-degree murder and several drug charges. Court records show the accessory after the fact charge is from Mitchell throwing away the gun another man used to shoot and kill Wayne Mitchell in 2003.
Shannon Mitchell is scheduled to appear in court later this year.
On McClammy’s facebook page people say he was a loving man who got caught up in his sons’s drama.