Police identify, charge man shot at Burger King

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22-year-old Rodney Donnell Hansley, Jr. was shot by a New Hanover County Sheriff's Detective on 6/27/19. (Photo: NC Department of Public Safety)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have identified and charged a man shot by a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Detective Thursday.

Rodney Donnell Hansley Jr., 22, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, and maintaining a vehicle for the distribution and selling of drugs.

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WPD says the shooting happened when the detective was trying to stop Hansley during a drug investigation around 1:30 pm in the Burger King parking lot off S. 3rd Street. Police say Hansley was also wanted for felony interfering with an electronic device.

According to the NC Department of Public Safety, Hansley is a fugitive who absconded from probation/parole supervision. Hansley was convicted in 2017 of numerous charges, including possession charges. He was released from prison in July.

Sheriff Ed McMahon has requested the Wilmington Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division work with the SBI to investigate the incident, in order to maintain transparency.



Police say Hansley was released from New Hanover Regional Medical center a little while ago and transported to the New Hanover County Jail.

No one else was injured during the shooting. No charges have been filed against Hansley at this time.