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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

FIRST ON 3: No confirmation Smith was armed when shot and killed

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As details continue to be released regarding the shooting and killing of Brandon Smith by a New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy, one big fact cannot be confirmed yet - whether or not Smith was armed when he was shot. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority requesting Creekwood residents to report crimes

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Wilmington Housing Authority asks the residents of Creekwood South to partner with Law Enforcement by reporting all criminal activity. All reports can be made anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers or texting information to TIP708. It is the belief of everyone at Wilmington Housing Authority that together we can make our communities and neighborhoods safe. Full story...
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City, county leaders announce 'enforcement partnership' in wake of shootings

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video Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders announced what they called an "enforcement partnership" between Wilmington Police and the Sheriff's Office in the wake of recent violence, including the shooting of a deputy and the shooting death of his alleged assailant. Full story...
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Brandon Smith's estranged wife says she does not think he shot the deputy

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a chase that ended with the shooting death of a wanted man started when detectives saw the suspect not far from where they say he shot a deputy Thursday. Full story...
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NHSO: Driver in chase that ended with suspect's death due in court

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videoA man accused of driving the car involved in a police chase Sunday that ended with the death of the suspect wanted for shooting a deputy is due in court today. Full story...
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Man wanted for shooting deputy killed

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video The search for a man wanted for allegedly shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy came to a fatal end Sunday. "Brandon Smith is dead," District Attorney Ben David said during an early evening news conference near the scene where the 30-year-old suspect was shot and killed. Full story...
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Information, community involvement keys to fighting gangs

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video As the gun and gang violence continues in the Port City some people want to step up and make a difference. Law enforcement, clergy and now some in the plagued areas of the city agree community involvement is crucial for change. Full story...
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WPD officer on paid leave after Creekwood shooting

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videoA Wilmington Police detective is on paid administrative leave as the department reviews his involvement in a shooting that injured a New Hanover County Sheriff's detective yesterday in Creekwood. Full story...
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Reward offered for deputy shooting suspect; NHSO clarifies details

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videoInvestigators have released the name of the man wanted for shooting a deputy yesterday in Creekwood. Brandon Devone Smith is wanted for two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Full story...
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Deputy recovering after surgery, search for shooter continues

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videoA New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is recovering after what the Sheriff's Office called "successful surgery" after he was shot today in Creekwood. Meanwhile, the search continues for the man who shot him. Full story...
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