Teen arrested after allegedly firing gun into air in Wilmington
A teenager has been arrested after allegedly firing a gun into the air in Wilmington.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A teenager has been arrested after allegedly firing a gun into the air in Wilmington.
Wilmington Police responded to the Waffle House at 6936 Market Street just before 3 am on Sunday. When officers arrived, six people were detained at gunpoint.
Officers say 19-year-old Elijah Tariq Shepard was shooting into the air but tossed the gun under a vehicle before police arrived.
After a search, police found a Glock 19 under a nearby vehicle and Shepard had several shell casings on him. No one was injured.
Shepard was charged with discharging a firearm in city limits and going armed to the terror of the public. He was given an $800 secured bond.