WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have charged a shooting victim after they say they found homemade bombs at his home.
Around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 300 block of Barclay Hills Drive. When they got there, they found Silas Pipkin Dobyns, 25, who told police he was walking when some men asked him to come over to them. He refused, and then heard 3-5 shots fired. Police say one of the shots hit Dobyns in the arm.
Before he went to the hospital, police say Dobyns asked the officers to go back to his house at 314 Barclay Hills Drive to make sure it was locked up. Police say when they got to the home they found two bottles that appeared to be Molotov cocktails by the front door. When they looked inside they saw another Molotov cocktail on a table just inside the front door. Police say the items were bottles filled with what smelled like gasoline with a gasoline soaked cloth hanging out. They also found a military-style bulletproof vest in plain view inside.
Police say the fire department came and destroyed the devices, and Dobyns went to the hospital. Officers later served Dobyns with a warrant for possession of weapons of mass destruction.
According to the New Hanover County Jail, Dobyns was booked in last night around midnight and released under $35,000 secured bond about an hour later.