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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police arrested a Wilmington man who, witnesses said, was firing a gun at a teenage girl early Monday morning.

The calls came in just before 9 a.m., when dispatchers got reports of a female being beaten in the 2000 block of Colwell Avenue. That’s where officers said they found out Diquelle Jashaun Sweet, 19, was spotted firing shots at a 17-year-old girl with a stolen gun.

Police said Sweet and the teenage victim took off running on a city bike path before they finally found the two walking off of Wrightsville Avenue. Officers said, after a short struggle, they arrested Sweet, then took the girl back to the police station for questioning.

Sweet faces several charges including assault on a female, communicating threats, possession of a stolen firearm, and resisting, delaying and obstructing officers during an arrest.

He is behind bars under a $50,000 secured bond, which police said does not include any amount for the assault charges he now faces.

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