Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI
By Adam Wagner
WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — Members of one Wilmington gang are “committed to engage in shootings,” possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state’s police chiefs.
Smith was shot to death Oct. 13 by two New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputies and an ATF agent three days after allegedly firing on Michael Spencer, a member of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and sheriff’s office detective, in Creekwood.
Spencer is recovering after being shot in the left leg. A Wilmington Police Department detective who was with Spencer when he was shot and who returned fire on Smith is still on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.