Stolen police shotgun found near Maides Park

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The shotgun stolen from a Wilmington police officer’s vehicle has been found.

Police say officers responded to the 1100 block of Manly Avenue, near Maides Park, around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday after receiving a 911 call. The caller told police the weapon was found in the bushes near the park.

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Officers confirmed the shotgun was the same weapon stolen Monday morning. An officer responded to the 3800 block of Princess Place Drive in reference to a domestic dispute. When he returned to his vehicle, the trunk was open and the shotgun case inside was empty.

Police say the case remains under investigation.