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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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20 Comments on "Police officer shoots breaking and entering suspect"

2015 years 10 months ago

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.

2015 years 10 months ago

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.

2015 years 10 months ago

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.

2015 years 10 months ago

Sayonara, punks.

2015 years 10 months ago

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.


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