Update: Saturday night’s murder victim identified, family claims gang was involved


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Submitted: Mon, 05/14/2012 - 12:24am
Updated: Tue, 05/15/2012 - 12:51am
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The victim in last night’s fatal shooting has been identified as 22-year-old David Terrell McPhatter, of Riegelwood.

Family members did not want to speak on camera, but they told WWAY McPhatter was in Wilmington visiting when a group of men affiliated with the Bloods gang came looking for him. They say the gang members also live in Riegelwood.

Wilmington Police say a fight broke out between two men in the 800 block of Castle Street just before 11 p.m. Saturday. The fight apparently led to a shooting. McPhatter died at the scene due to multiple gunshot wounds.

The shooter took off. He’s still on the loose.

WPD investigators welcome information from anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or have information about it. Witnesses have said there were at least 100 people in the general area at the time of the murder.

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50 Comments on "Update: Saturday night’s murder victim identified, family claims gang was involved"


Theressa
2015 years 8 months ago

Thank you so much for your comforting words, and I am so sorry for your lost>

Abby
2015 years 8 months ago

There is a BIG difference between the two of us. I was raised right, played sports, went to school, have a degree, have a great career and life. I chose the right people to hang out with and have the greatest friends in the world. I chose the right path in life.

He chose the wrong path, his family didn’t care he was in a gang as they knew about it and knew his death was gang related. He had nothing going for him, being in a gang. Up to no good with drugs.

Yes we are all created the same way but it’s the choices we make in life.

Also to set you straight I do know god, we have completely different beliefs in life. He caused his own death by being in a gang, guns, drugs etc. The three strikes (gangs, gun, & drugs). He chose that life, no one chose it for him. So no I have no sympathy for him nor his family. 1 – He chose that path in life 2- His family did nothing about it.

No i am not a sick individual I am just one who states the truth, tells it like it is! Like it or not its the truth. :)

Theresa
2015 years 8 months ago

This Young man was not a thug he was a good hard working young man that graduate from military school with honors. David became a Victim of a serious crime that caused his death and we the family, is grieving over the lost of our loved one that didn’t deserve to died like this!

Theresa
2015 years 8 months ago

How can you state the true about someone you never meet! David graduated from a military school and worked everyday for a living. David was a quite well mannered young who never ever got into trouble and unfortuntely he became a victim of a senseless crime. David was very much loved by his family and friends. So before you prejudge a person get the facts! May God bless you with much success in all your endeavors! Because David can not!!!
From his grieving Aunt!

tweety
2015 years 8 months ago

Do you know for a fact this young man was in a gang,you say his parents didn’t care. why is that if he was in a gang how do you know what his parents told how or what conversations they had.Because you have a college degree a great life do that make you better than someone that doesn’t(by the way yes i do have all of that and served my country does that make me better)and rather you admit this or not you didn’t always do everything your parents told you you will say you did but you didn’t.Is it possible that he resisted that life and was killed because of that?Glad your life is one great ball of happiness and what church do you attend so i can stay away from there there is no love there or maybe it is just(kkk love)