Crime notebook: Man, 66, dies after being hit by two vehicles

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No charges have been filed in a wreck that killed a pedestrian Sunday night.

Wilmington police are investigating a wreck that killed Irwin Vinson III , 66, of Wilmington, in the 200 block of South College Road at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to police spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

Vinson crossed the roadway outside of the marked crosswalk when he was struck by a minivan headed south on College Road.  He was then thrown into a different lane and struck by a second vehicle traveling south. Vinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both drivers remained on the scene, Lindsay said. Police do not suspect speed or alcohol were factors in the wreck.

Police search for suspect in Sunday shooting

Police are searching for Roy Augusta Smith II, who is wanted in connection with a shooting that injured a man downtown. Photo courtesy of the Wilmington Police Department.
Police are searching for Roy Augusta Smith II, who is wanted in connection with a shooting that injured a man on Friday. Photo courtesy of WPD.

Wilmington detectives are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting outside a local community center.

Roy Augusta Smith II, 33, is wanted on charges related to a shooting that occurred outside the MLK Center at 401 S. 8th St. at about 7 p.m. Friday, according to Lindsay.

Witnesses told police that a man shot into a vehicle as it was leaving the area. The suspect reportedly fired at the vehicle after an argument with the victim.

Police found the victim at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where the victim had driven to seek medical treatment for a gunshot wound to his hip. The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Lindsay said.

Police are searching for Smith, who is described as a 5-foot 10-inch tall black male. He weighs about 170 pounds and has a tattoo on his right forearm that says “outlaw.”

Anyone with information about Smith or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.