Officers with the Wilmington Police Department have arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly shooting a woman early Friday morning.
According to Cpl. Kevin Smith, spokesman for the Wilmington Police Department, police arrested Lamont Deshawn LaFoucade, 39, of Wilmington, for shooting a woman in the leg just after 2 a.m. Friday at the Wilmington Sportsmen’s Club on Castle Street.
Smith said an officer was on patrol in the area when he heard a single gunshot and saw people running from the front of the club.
When the officer arrived, witnesses pointed in the direction the shooter ran and the officer chased LaFoucade down the road. Other Wilmington police officers, a K-9 unit, and Wilmington’s SABLE helicopter joined the officer in the chase.
K-9 Drake caught LaFoucade within a block of Castle Street, Smith said.
LaFoucade was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was taken to the New Hanover County Jail, where he was placed under a $150,000 secured bond.