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WPD: Witnesses not cooperating in murder investigation


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police say witnesses are not cooperating as they investigate the murder of a 20-year-old man over the weekend.

Around 12:24 a.m. Saturday officers responded to a shots fired call in the 4400 block of McClelland, according to WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley. While officers were searching the area they received another call about a body in the front yard of 4410 McClelland Drive. That's where they found Drayshawn Dowd in the bushes. They say Dowd had been shot several times. He died at the hospital

Witnesses told police Dowd had been at a party in the area and got into a fight before leaving. His body was found a short time later. But police say witnesses are not saying very much more. Rawley says detectives believe there are several people who know much more about what happened then they have told investigators.

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Dear sallyf

While setting at your keyboard, look & consider what you wrote. Really; you need to go back to school, learn how to read & write properly. Yes He, (the deceased), was flashing "Gang Sign's"... Being involved in such activities has a strong tendency, of shortening your lifespan by many years.. He was a GANGSTER THUG, period, getting shot & killed for living the "Thug Life".. NO,,,, WE the good citizen's of Wilmington and elsewhere WILL NOT shut up , as you demand it... In due course, SOON; You and your ILK will either be put in PRISON or in a Coffin, 6 feet under, IF; you do NOT change your lifestyle.. That means, getting a education, a JOB, becoming a productive member of Society, while NOT having that *gimme dat* attitude.

You can't even read and

You can't even read and write properly.

Come again?

Can you re-post that in English ?




Next time type english

Maybe, where you live, that kind of stuff works

As for the rest of us, we're just trying to live a decent life.

There is one thing you should know though. Just because we're trying to live an average decent life, we'll never allow ourselves to be intimidated by low life punks like you. That's what happens in communities like yours.

There's an old saying that says "Just because I'm being polite, don't think that means I'm being soft." To assume otherwise could be a possibly be fatal mistake.


You sound just like an uneducated hoodrat that thinks violence is always the best answer.


I hope Sallyf is some sort of parody and that isn't a serious comment. Yo yo yo

Seriously, You are

You are threatening the responders to this? I promise it won't happen to me, or the majority of the ones that are responding. Do you know why??? BECAUSE we don't go to gang parties. We have to work to keep the Law enforcement on the streets, the ER's open, the ambulances running, and the jails open to house all of you hoodlems!