The suspect in this week’s shooting could be linked to a 2009 murder

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The ex-boyfriend to the woman who was murdered and left on the side of the road in Pender County in 2009 is keeping his fingers crossed that her case will get some sort of break after a shooting in Wilmington this week.

The Wilmington Police Department is on the hunt for Dwayne Moore after they say he shot his current girlfriend in the chest three times and stole her car Tuesday.

Home videos at a birthday party show Shaun Delancey is no stranger to Moore.

“It was almost surreal to hear,” said Shaun Delancey, who is Tiffany’s ex-boyfriend. “It was like déjà vu all over again to hear those words that Dwayne had shot somebody else.”

Moore, who is wanted for attempted murder in relation to Tuesday’s shooting at Cypress Grove Apartments, is also the ex-boyfriend of Dawkins. In December 2009, Dawkins was shot, killed and left on the side of the road in rural Rocky Point and her car was no where to be found. Delancey says he, Dawkins and Moore all spent time together before Dawkins was murdered.

“It’s too much of a coincidence to go over looked,” he said.

Wilmington Police say this week Moore shot and stole his current girlfriend’s car, which Delancey says is a series of events similar to Dawkin’s murder in 2009. While Moore remains a suspect in Dawkin’s murder, no charges have been filed. Delancey is also Dawkin’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her two girls and believes Moore is responsible for her death.

“He’s definitely a bad guy and he’s not somebody I would want to be standing next to in the grocery store and that’s what scares me the most is somebody like that with such a past, record and history of crime could still be a free man walking among us,” Delancey said.

Moore has quite a past. Charge after charge after charge show Moore has had quite a run with the law including drug charges to possession of a handgun by a minor charges. Moore’s rap sheet is stacked high.

According to Wilmington Police, Moore has not been arrested yet. He was last seen leaving Cypress Grove Apartments in a 1999 blue Honda Accord. Anyone with information is asked to contact Wilmington Police at 343-3600.

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