WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While investigating Dominque Olivia Gibbs, WWAY learned the teen was possibly exposed to the gang life early by her mother.
Her mother Monica Fredrica Gibbs was beginning a lengthy rap sheet when Dominique Gibbs was just two-years-old.
Monica Gibbs has faced nearly 70 different charges in New Hanover County alone since 2000, including weapons, larceny and conspiracy charges, as well as possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, cocaine and methamphetamine.
Sources tell WWAY that the Gibbs family has long standing ties to the Double-I faction of the Bloods. The gang has been part of an on-going battle in Wilmington since the June 2013 murder of Jeff Henry on 6th and Kidder streets. The attack started a summer of violence.
Since that night, the Double-I Bloods have been at war with fellow blood set members the 5-Deuce brims who made their own headlines in October when member Brandon Smith shot a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy in Creekwood.
With the ongoing power struggle within Wilmington neighborhoods historically controlled by the bloods members of the Crips have slowly tried to seize control which added to the violence.
While the war had been quiet in the past few weeks, sources say the violence once again boiled over on the 600 block of North 10th street when police say Dominique Gibbs shot and killed Raequan Rouse.
Dominique Gibbs is currently in the New Hanover County Jail under $1 million bond. Her mother has pending charges for trafficking cocaine.