911 caller also witness who shot at Wilmington robbery suspect

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Submitted: Sat, 08/31/2013 - 3:22am
Updated: Sun, 09/01/2013 - 12:00am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — WWAY has audio of the 911 call after a violent robbery off of Old Eastwood Road Thursday night.

Wilmington Police said a black male came up to a woman as she was leaving a business then started attacking her with a hammer.

A witness heard what was happening and yelled at the man and then shot at him with his gun. After that, he called 9-1-1.

“So, I run back in and she has a gun here in the office that I used,” the caller said.

“Did you shoot somebody or you just went and got the gun?” the 911 operator asked.

“No, I shot at him,” the caller said.

The suspect got away. The victim is in the hospital recovering, but there’s no word how she’s doing.


  • GuestNCNative says:

    …we need to ban stupid people who wield whatever weapons they can find. Stupidity should be painful to the one being stupid, and being stupid should have consequences.

  • Brian says:

    I think that Wilmington needs to enact a hammer ban to keep this kind of thing from happening again. Hammers are dangerous, and they put people in the hospital. They might end up killing someone eventually.

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