WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man who was shot at in Wilmington a couple of weeks ago is in jail charged with a stabbing yesterday, police say. Meanwhile, two of his older brothers are also wanted in connection with the crime.
WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says William Point, 19, is charged with first-degree attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He is in jail under $750,000 bond.
Police believe he is responsible for yesterday’s stabbing on Chestnut St. Investigators say a group of men approached Edvis Galloway, 24, as he headed into the Freedom House Mini Market near 10th and Chestnut streets. That’s when he was stabbed.
A friend drove Galloway to the fire station at 8th and Market streets, where firefighters performed first aid until an ambulance could take him to the hospital. Police say he is still in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Point, though, says he is innocent. He says he was playing pool in a nearby barber shop when the attack happened.
“I told them I was in the barber shop and stuff and that I didn’t see nothing,” Point said during a jailhouse interview. “They like, ‘No, that’s a lie, that’s a lie.’ I’m like, ‘ How is that a lie?’ I mean I can’t really say nothing I didn’t see. So they didn’t believe me, so they just took me down.”
Police said yesterday the stabbing victim is a rival gang member of Joshua Gore, 18, who was shot at 12th and Chestnut streets a day earlier.
Today Wilmington Police issued warrants for two of Point’s older brothers, 22-year-old Adrian Point and 21-year-old Antonio Point. They are wanted in connection with the attempted murder of Galloway. The brothers are charged in the attempted murder that happened yesterday at 1002 Chestnut Street.
William Point and his brother Joseph, both validated gang members according to police, were targeted in shootings Feb. 21. William Point was not hit, but Joseph Point was shot in the buttocks.