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Man arrested for allegedly shooting stepson

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A scary situation after a shooting in a New Hanover County neighborhood. The shooting stemmed from a dispute between a man and his stepson and it landed the stepson in the hospital.

Investigators say the trouble started when 38-year-old Frederick Jermaine McDuffie became angry with his stepson. Deputies say McDuffie then shot his stepson in the arm. The shooting happened at their home at at 4210 Lockwood Drive

The victim's name is being withheld because he is a juvenile.

Neighbors we're terrified.

"I was initially in my bedroom, and I was cleaning up, and I heard just the loudest gunshots in the world, and I told my daughter to please get down because I didn't know which direction they were coming in," Latonia Greene said.

There was some confusion as to whether Sheriff's deputies or Wilmington Police would respond to the shooting. That's because McDuffie's stepson went to the nearby Greentree Apartment complex off North Kerr Avenue after being shot. The complex sits right on the city-county jurisdiction line. Sheriff's deputies were eventually dispatched to the scene.

McDuffie was arrested not long after the shooting when deputies talked him into returning to the scene for a peaceful surrender.

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