UPDATE: Police arrest armed man after reports of gunshot

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Submitted: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:15pm
Updated: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 11:18pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police have arrested a man after they say a single shot was fired in Wilmington Tuesday night.

According to Wilmington Police, just before 10 p.m. ShotSpotter picked up one gunshot near the intersection of 10th and Kidder Streets.

Police say shortly after they were alerted, they saw Lee Andrew Williams Jr., 28, walking along the railroad tracks. After questioning Williams, officers found a .380 caliber handgun in his front pocket, and he admitted to firing his weapon.

Williams is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm within city limits. He is out of jail after posting $1,000 bond.

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9 Comments on "UPDATE: Police arrest armed man after reports of gunshot"

Wilmington Observer
2015 years 8 months ago

I read the, above, article and the comments below three times. Unless someone is speaking in code, I did not recognize any negative comments relating to our law enforcement officers. One poster did have a, negative, view of a recently advertised “gun buy back” program. However, that program was not facilitated by any law enforcement agency. Law enforcement were asked to be present in order to maintain a secure and orderly event but not to manage the program. So, again, unless I missed something, I don’t see the basis of your post (as it relates to this publication). I will, however, agree and thank you for your apparent support of our local law enforcement.

Wilmington Observer

Tracie C
2015 years 8 months ago

How quickly we judge the HUMAN BEINGS that are our law enforcement. I guess you’re also under the impression that the WPD was expecting a STELLAR turnout for a gun buy back program correct?
I am in no way, shape or form involved with ANY law enforcement agency and I don’t understand….if the posters that jump up so quickly to put down the efforts of local authorities think the police are doing such a terrible job…why are THEY not star members of our local police department????
You know where law enforcement works best? The places where the PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE don’t stick their heads in the sand and have UNREAL EXPECTATIONS of everything else around them. The places where the PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE help out by standing up instead of putting down everyone and everything else around them while they sit in their living rooms in judgement.
And, in case you didn’t notice: they caught and arrested the guy using BRAND NEW TECHNOLOGY to our area.
But hell, I don’t understand why the posters didn’t catch him first. That is, considering they’re all “in the know” about catching criminals.

2015 years 8 months ago

I am not knocking the PD or its officers. What I will ridicule is the do nothing, feel good, politically correct programs like the gun buy backs (proven to be totally not effective in reducing crime). I seriously wish the local clergy with their efforts in the “cease fire”. However, the folks doing the shooting would not be shooting if they were in church listening to these pastors. I think the phrase we are looking for is “preaching to the choir”. The best we can hope for is for the citizens of the neighborhoods that have become strongholds for the drug dealers and thugs to get a belly full of the violence and fear and step up to the plate. They hold the keys to putting an end to their misery but live in fear of acting to rid the vermin from their midst.

Guest Reply Redux
2015 years 8 months ago

From the looks of this guys photo…he’s tickled to be there.

2015 years 8 months ago

Looks like those gun buy backs and cease fires are doing the trick .

2015 years 8 months ago

Like a charm. Thugs always follow rules.

2015 years 8 months ago

It’s a joke! Like these street thugs & wanna be gangsters are gonna turn in any weapon for a dollar! Why no, they would rather rob innocent people for a cell phone, $10 and sub!

Tracie C
2015 years 8 months ago

As my sarcasm was supposed to lead you to believe: I don’t think the police put much in to believing people would turn their guns in either. Thank you for verifying that someone else out there understands the need for people to come forward and say: ENOUGH.
I’d walk out my front door in a heartbeat to protect my neighborhood. When, many years ago, my young teen aged son thought he’d try to be in a “gang” it was ME fighting against it. It was ME making SURE I knew where my kid was and exactly what he was doing. It was ME shouting at the top of my lungs in the middle of a neighborhood where the little” gang leader” lived. It was ME. Not the police, clergy or some neighborhood watch group….ME.
But, fear and racist judgement will keep the people, like those that post here so quickly, hiding behind their computer screens instead of trying to stop the violence.
It REALLY starts with us. ALL OF US.

Karen Worthy- Parker
2015 years 8 months ago

He is so stupid why would you do that.