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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Investigators at the Wilmington Police Department believe they have solved a two-week-old murder case, and the suspect they have arrested might surprise you.

When 18-year-old Raequan Rouse was killed in January family members said the person who pulled the trigger was a fellow blood who had turned against him.

A WPD spokeswoman could not confirm that 16-year-old Dominique Olivia Gibbs of Wilmington is a certified gang member, but she could confirm that Gibbs has been charged with first degree murder, first degree attempted murder, and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling in connection with Rouse’s death.

Rouse was shot twelve times while in the 600 block of N. 10th Street and then dropped off at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Despite the high volume of shots investigators could not say whether Gibbs was the lone gunman since the case is still open.

Gibbs turned down our request for an interview on this story and is currently in the New Hanover County Jail with no bond.

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6 Comments on "Teen charged in January murder"

2015 years 10 months ago

She actually was a smart girl… We went to school together… She’s funny as hell…And she woulve and could’ve done more

2015 years 10 months ago

Welcome to the world “thuggette”. Soon we will be hearing what a good girl you are and you didn’t do it and all that other baloney that we hear.

How does it feel to be a killer? Do you feel like a real woman now? Just wondering!

2015 years 10 months ago

Another animal. Who is raising these cretins? Do they have ANY morals or empathy for any living thing?

2015 years 10 months ago

Im guessing she from the “hood” and wearing red that she is a gang member. Why else would you wear red where people are dying because of it!!! The future of gangs JAIL or killed by someone you probably used to kick it with. Such a great life!!

2015 years 10 months ago

Parents, where are you? There is truly a better life. It does not matter where you came from.. What matters is WHERE YOU ARE GOING. Take your CHILDREN BACK FROM the STREETS. Dont wait for a program to come around or to blame someone else.SOMEONE raised you. Raise your children, teach them right from wrong, instill values and morals in them, tell them about GOD, spend time with them, take them to the library, movies, museums, natural trails and the list goes on. Stop buying expensive material things for them that you cant afford. Hell, I work and I cant afford to buy them for my children. And if your child has gone a stray and has gotten in trouble, PLEASE report your child to the police. If your child is involved in illegal activities PLEASE do yourself and your child a favor and report them. Because NO PARENT WANTS TO BURY THEIR CHILD(REN). Stop taking money from your children when you know that they did not earn legally. Stop having LAZY A$$ BOYS not MEN or LAZY A$$ GIRLS not WOMAN if you are lesbians. Beacuse MEN and WOMEN have LEGAL jobs. It is so sad to see so many young children dying and in trouble.

Average Citizen
2015 years 10 months ago

Innocent until proven guilty!!! Leave this poor child alone you bunch of blood thirsty dirt bags… We all failed the children of today’s society. All we do is point fingers rather than to try and help our fellow citizens…


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