WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police arrested 20-year-old Kenzolis Le’meake Stukes after several people called 911 and ShotSpotter picked up gunfire just before 9 a.m. Sunday.
When officers arrived to the 700 block of 7th and Wright streets, they found two cars hit by bullets and found several shell casings.
Witnesses told police they saw a black man in dark clothing running with a handgun. Soon after, officers located a man matching this description near 6th and Dawson streets. They say the suspect had a small semi-automatic handgun in his pocket.
Stukes awaiting trial in the New Hanover County Jail under $25,000 bond. He faces two felony charges, including possession of a stolen firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. He is also accused of violating a city ordinance by firing a shotgun within city limits.
Lt. Fanta with WPD said Stukes claimed he was using the gun in self-defense.