Man charged with murder in Wilmington shooting


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington police arrested a man for murder Thursday.

According to the New Hanover County jail records, Erick Jemonia Gibbs, 29 was arrested Thursday and charged with first degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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A Wilmington Police spokeswoman said he is charged in the death of George Porter on January 5.  

According to a news release on Jan. 5, officers responded to 1010 S. 4th Street around 1:00 a.m. When they arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds. 56-year-old George Porter, III died a short time later from his wounds at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

A second victim, David Jackson Jr., 52, was taken to the hospital in serious condition and has been released.

Witnesses say the shooting happened after several men came into the home trying to rob the people inside and began shooting.

Police said Gibbs is being held under no bond.

He is expected in court today.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.