Reward being offered for information in 2016 Wilmington murder

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WILMINGTON – Up to $1,000 is being offered for information that could lead to the arrest of a suspect or suspects involved in the murder of 29-year-old Roderick Demetrius Jinwright.

Jinwright was shot in the 1200 block of Ann Street in Wilmington on Aug. 10, 2016, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Police responded to the shooting at 6:15 p.m. after receiving several calls and a shotspotter notification of gunfire in the area.

When officers arrived, they found Jinwright wounded and lying in the grass at the corner of 13th and Ann streets, Lindsay said.

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) performed life-saving measures on the victim and transported him to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Jinwright passed away from his injuries later that night.

“Jinwright was shot during daylight hours and a large number of people were in the area at the time,” Lindsay said. “But as of yet, no one has come forward with information on Roderick’s death.”

Crime Stoppers of the Lower Cape Fear is offering the reward for information in the murder case.

Wilmington detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-531-9845, or use Text-A-Tip by texting “CRIMES” and start the text with “Tip708.” All calls to Crimestoppers and texts to Text-A-Tip are anonymous. Information can also be supplied by calling the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609.