Police: Up to $5,000 being offered for information in September shooting, murder

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WILMINGTON — Authorities are offering up to a $5,000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect in the fatal daytime shooting of 28-year-old Darryl Alphonso Freeman Jr. in September.

Freeman was one of three people shot in the 600 block of North 30th Street in the Creekwood Public Housing Community at about 2:37 p.m., Sept 3, 2016, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

Two ShotSpotter activations indicated several shots were fired, Lindsay said. When officers arrived on scene they found Freeman on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Officers performed life-saving procedures on Freedman  until EMS arrived and took Freeman to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Freeman died several days later at the hospital on Sept. 10, 2016.

“A large number of people were in the area at the time of the shooting, but as of yet, no one has come forward with information on Darryl’s death,” Lindsay said.

Crime Stoppers of the Lower Cape Fear is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a murder suspect in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-531-8945. Or call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609. Send an anonymous tip via Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.