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Suspect in Gause murder turns himself in, court appearance Monday

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For days, Wilmington Police searched for Leroy Bernard Sampson Jr. He was wanted for allegedly shooting and killing 17-year-old Tyshawn Gause. As of Saturday night, they did not have look any further. Sampson turned himself in to authorities. Tyshawn's mother, Lakeitha Smith, buried her son the same day Sampson stopped running from the law. "By him turning himself in, he didn't do that on his own. God made him do that, which is for his best interest," she said. The fatal shooting marked the first murder in the city of Wilmington this year. Smith said she has been sitting by the phone hoping to hear an arrest had been made ever since she lost her son. "We are very relieved and I feel like I can get some sleep now." Sampson is still awaiting trial, but Smith said she wants justice to come to the person who killed her teenaged son. "I say throw away the key. Really, I say give me the key and let me hold on to it, because you won't get it back." Sampson is in the New Hanover County Jail without bond. He is charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and weapon possession by a felon.

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MISSING U LIKE KRAZI

HEY TY I MISS YOU MAN YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART EVERY NIGHT I JUST WANT TO BREAK DOWN AND CRY BECAUSE I NEVER WILL TALK TO YOU AGAIN UNLESS I DIE AND WHEN I COE TO HEAVEN YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH PAIN I AM SUFFERING FROM MAN U GONE WE CNA NEVER FUSS OR ARGUE AGAIN THEN MAKE UP THAT WAS THE BEST THING I LOVE YOU BOO. AND IM GLAD THE MAN THAT DID THIS IS NOW GONE I WISH THE BEST HE GET LIFE FOR TAKING YOUR'S

my big brother

i miss my brother i cry every time i go to the graveyard he was fun when ever janeil hit me he took up for me and i loved him for that so im so sad at this moment i might be a little girl but i gotta big heart.

My Best Friend!!!!!!!!!!!!

It Seem Like Yesterday When I Use To Come Pick You Up For School In The Morning In We Use To Walk To Our First Class Together. We Use To Have So Much Fun Togrther In Class Its Like We Use To Just Sit Around In Talk About Every Thing I Look At You As A Little Brother As You Know In We Also Told One Another Every Thing We Use To Look Back At The Fun Times We Use To Have In The Bottom In on 13th. I Remember That Time I drop You Off At Your Grandmother House In She Thought I Was Your Girl friend Lol Boy Its Not A Day That Go By That I Dont Think About You. When I First Heard The News It Felt Like I Got Hit By A Car. The Boy That Was Like My Brother Was Killed. Like Knowing I Would Not Pick You Up For School Or Come To You With A Problem or When I Need A Friend To Talk To. I Guess Thats What Is Killing Me To This Day Knowing That I Will Never Find A Loving And Caring Friend Like YOU TYSHAWN I LOVE YOU BEST FRIEND GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!! I MISS U I CANT WAIT TO SEE U AGAIN LOVE KIM DAVIS

MY BIG BROTHER

TYSHAWN WAS A LOVIN AND FUN BROTHER THIS RITE HER WAS NOT MENT TO BE.....I AM HIS LITTLE SISTER AND I NEVER THOUGHT TO FEEL THAT I HAVE OR WILL LOSE MY BROTHER......I ONLY WISH THAT THE MAN WHOO KILLED HIM WOULD HAVE CAME TO HIS SENCES OR WATVE AND JUST HAD WALKED AWAY OR SOMETHING HE MADE A DUMB STEP @ THIS......I LOVE YHU TY N IMMA MISS YHU ALSO....PS...IMA MISS FUSSIN N FIGHTIN WITH YHU!!!!:)

IT DOESNT MATTER Y HE WAS

IT DOESNT MATTER Y HE WAS OUT SO LATE OR WHERE HE WAS..U COULD BE ANY WHERE..HE DIDNT DESERVE TO DIE..TYSHAWN WAS A REALLY GOOD PERSON DEEP DOWN INSIDE 4 THOSE OF U WHO DIDNT KNOW HIM..NO 1 DESERVE 2 DIE NO MATTER HOW LATE IT IS AND WHERE THE PERSON IS..HE WAS RIGHT OF UP THE ST.FROM HIS HOUSE IF IM NOT MISTAKEN,HE COULD'VE BEEN HEADED TO HIS HOUSE 4 ALL WE KNOW..NONE OF THAT MATTERS WHAT MATTER IS SOME ONE TOOK HIS LIFE AND WE CANT HAVE HIM BACK..HE'S GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN WE LOVE AND MISS YOU TY!!!

So sad

So sad and sorry for your loss. I'm glad it looks like the one who did it is in jail now, but when will these crimes ever end.

poor young man

I have to ask why a 17 year old kid was out so late and in the worst area of town he could possibly have been in?

Children

Parents I know things are out of your control when your children grow up. They do things that they were not taught to do and there is nothing we can do about it. But this child was 17 he should have had his butt home where he belonged.