Ronald Roland
JalaniSmith.jpg
Lone survivor pleads guilty to six crimes in 2013 Pizza Hut robbery
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:03am.

videoThe lone surviving suspect from last fall's Pizza Hut robbery in Wilmington, which ended with police shooting the suspects, has pleaded guilty.

Full Story »
Pizza_Hut.JPG
More details emerge in suspects' death at hands of police
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 9:21am.

The only suspect to survive a deadly police shooting outside a Wilmington Pizza Hut in October said Monday in a jailhouse interview he first realized police were on the scene when officers opened fire.

Full Story »
phnewser.jpg
DA: Officers justified in Pizza Hut shooting that killed two
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 5:25pm.

videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says officers were fully justified in their use of force when they shot at three suspects at a Wilmington restaurant last month killing two of the men.

Full Story »
naacp.jpg
NAACP calls for investigation into 'excessive force by police' in New Hanover Co.
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 5:33pm.

video North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber says he believes street justice is overtaking courtroom justice in Wilmington. Now the civil rights group is calling for change.

Full Story »
Pizza_Hut.JPG
Chief: Suspects in Pizza Hut robbery ran at cops, did not shoot
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 4:26pm.

video Wilmington Police say the suspects involved in Friday night's shooting outside a restaurant ran at officers but did not fire shots.

Full Story »
JalaniSmith.jpg
Mom: Robbery, shoot-out suspects 'made bad decisions'
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 10:51pm.

video The only survivor of a Friday night police shoot made his first court appearance this afternoon. Jalani Smith, 20, made a video appearance as his family watched in the courtroom. He faces multiple armed robbery charges and four counts of first degree kidnapping.

Full Story »
ROLAND.jpg
Man killed in shootout jailed earlier this year
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 1:23pm.

videoOne of the two men killed in a shootout with police late Friday was arrested earlier this year in a Navassa home invasion, according to Brunswick County court records.

Full Story »
mug_J_Smith.jpg
Two suspects dead, one jailed after restaurant robbery leads to police shooting
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 10:39pm.

videoOn the same night Wilmington Police launched a joint patrol effort with New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies to combat the city's gang problem, officers wound up in a shoot-out after the latest late-night restaurant robbery. When it was over, two suspects were dead and a third was in the hospital.

Full Story »