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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The State Bureau of Investigation is on the scene of a shooting, after Wilmington Police opened fire on three breaking and entering suspects.

It started at 5002 Lamp Post Circle. A person inside the home called 911 to report someone was breaking in. According to police, three black males kicked in the door and pointed a gun at the resident. The men then ran out the door and through a wooded area on Lullwater Drive.

Officers responding to the call spotted a gold Cadillac with three males fitting the description of the suspects. Police say the driver refused to stop and tried to run over the officers. Officers say that’s when police opened fire and hit one suspect in the leg. That suspect was treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

He is in police custody with the other two suspects.

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  • guestwhat

    Over the last 2 or 3 months young black males are committing the majority of violent crimes downtown but I am sure young white males(or whatever race) are committing just as many in the county. The crimes may not be as violent. Maybe the other races just aren’t committing any crimes this year. Stats would help.

  • Guest, just another

    Ok, they talked too much, were too lenient, got shot, and even brought the churches in on the whole mess. But you wanna be mutt thugs went and POKED THE BEAR!

    Who gives a crap how lenient some magistrate or judge will be! Give them a reason to defend themselves and the rest of us! PLEASE give them a reason!

    Hell yeah WPD/NHSO! TAKE THEM DOWN!!!

    Oh yeah, work on your aim.

  • guestwhat

    Lot of criminals getting shot these days. I hope innocent bystanders do not get caught up in a shootout. WPD needs to get to the shooting range quick.

  • Guest2929

    Sayonara, punks.

  • Renzo

    Please excuse me for asking this question, but I think it needs to be asked:

    Are young black males the ones that are committing the most violent crimes in Downtown Wilmington?

    If you know the statistics based on race, please print them. Or where can I find the statistics?

    The reason I ask is that every day I read about crimes in the downtown area, and the criminals nearly always are identified as young black males.

    My neighbor has told me that I am wrong, that ALL races commit about the same number of violent crimes in Wilmington.

  • steve3230

    This is why I just purchased a 12 guage security shotgun. You may break my door down and walk in, but you will fly right back out. No questions asked, although I doubt you will be able to answer any.

  • Gramps1935

    I don’t care how black, or white, you are.
    It is a dumb idea to break into a house, with a gun, then try to kill police officers, as you try to escape. Don’t do it.

    When you do things like this, you leave the officer, no other choice. It’s the officers duty to apprehend, and common sense, to defend his life.

    Verbal commands, open handed force, spray, and a K-9, are no longer options, at this time.

  • Marty Miller

    I’m afraid that your neighbor is very much mistaken; violent crime is not committed equally by race. To not acknowledge that black youths are responsible for the majority of crime in Wilmington is a sad liberal lie. Why are we afraid of facing reality? Do you (we) fear being labelled a racist? Being called a racist is a great way of stifling productive debate. But labelling people racist fosters the illusion of normalcy amongst blacks.

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