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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Creekwood residents have not been strangers to the story of violence in their neighborhood. Today, many said they saw a much greater law enforcement response than usual.

Earlier today the neighborhood was on lockdown and no one could come in or out by car, which displaced some residents.

Although folks we talked with would not say if they witnessed the shooting or if they saw the suspect run, they did have one clear message. They say they are extremely upset that when one of their own is shot there is not this kind of police presence.

“They let all these other shootings go down, but they don’t come like this right here, this strong. Now they come up in here like they from Iraq or something hanging out the doors and stuff. That’s not right,” said Eugenie, who would not give her last name and whose daughter lives in Creekwood. “You can use our taxpayer money to do this right here, but you can’t come out here for the other shootings like that. That’s not fair.”

Another concern for a lot of parents here was getting their kids from school. At about 3 p.m. school buses started dropping kids off at the top of the neighborhood. When those buses entered into the neighbors they were shadowed by law enforcement.


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  • jj

    They need to turn this into a gated community and if you don’t live there you don’t get in. Next everyone over the age of 12 should be drug tested and if they fail kick them out. If there is no druggies living there, then drug dealers will not be around. If you don’t want to take a drug test they get yourself out and find another place to live.

    Next put up security cameras. If something happens it will be recorded and if someone is shown in the video and they said they didn’t see anything, out they go.

    I am tired of seeing tax dollars wasted on people that will not help themselves.

  • deputy25

    THANK YOU!! great response.

  • guesty

    When the shot deputy was asked for a description of who shot him, do you think he gave the normal Creekwood response of “I don’t know nuthing” or was he helpful?

    If the residents want things to change they need to start standing up against the thugs running around in there. Call the police and be helpful, call WHA and report violations. Take pride where you live and actually use trash cans for trash, not just dropped on the ground. Teach your children how to act and dress in public. Get an education, get a job and get off living on tax money.

  • Guest Vader

    A police officer is more important than an armed thug.

  • GuestUGenie

    You-genie, It is very likely that detective avoided one of your daughters from getting hit by a stray bullet from whoever the fine, upstanding citizen was going to shoot.

    Maybe you think you can cross your arms and blink and it will all go away!

  • Dfjustice

    They should be angry, scared, upset, desperate, livid… Their are innocent moms and kids with no where to live. Get in there and shut this down, or move them out until you can. These are lives and so many work and try to be upstanding parents, PTA members, and employees. Obama is wrong to keep them where they are. It’s a catch 22. Lets get them out, National Guard the vicinity, shoot the gangs, and claim back the territory….their homes, this is so stupid….why can’t someone figure this out. Curfew, guns, cuffs, no releases, deport, clean it up. Seriously…these are kids and families versus GANGS ARE YOU KIDDING ME??????????? Get it together. When the Wilmington 10 came in with buses from New York killing by sniper fire our families, National Guard came in, bridges were drawn, no holds bared. Now is the time because this is three hundred times worse. You do not need to be a Dr. In Political Science to FIGURE this out. If its broken fix it NOW. RIGHT NOW,

  • Guest 291

    I recently criticized another article published WWAY pertaining to this shooting. Particularly, I criticized the lack of transparency and accuracy regarding the source of the comments from “Creekwood Residents” (which I mistakenly called “residences”). Subsequently WWAY linked the suspect phrase to this article. This article, unfortunately, does little to remedy the issue. The author of this piece says many residents made statements about the response, and describes them as folks he or she spoke with. One source is listed by first name, without any explanation as to why they chose to withhold their last name; and the person is not a resident of Creekwood, so they can not be one of the many residents the author spoke with. We also have no idea how this one woman arrived at her opinion; has she witnessed responses to shooting, has she been a witness to a shooting, we simply are left to wonder how she arrived at her conclusion, with no waying of guaging its veracity or rational. In the end the reader is left to speculate as to the quantity of people who expressed these views to the author. Furthermore, the reader is left with no way of assessing the credibility of the sources, or any meaningful way to determine the accuracy of the assertions. This report does capture the opinion of some people, but without more information and depth it does little to explore the issue.

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