WILMINGTON — According to Wilmington Police Department, crews were searching Greenfield Lake earlier Monday for a gun they suspect was connected to the Oct. 15 downtown shooting.
Police searched the lake on East Lake Shore near Robin Hood Drive for a handgun. According to WPD spokesperson Lt. Greg Willett, “It was gleaned during the investigation it was there.”
Willett said a WPD investigator was at the scene while the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office dive team executed the search. The dive teams did not recover a weapon.
Crews were searching for the gun they thought was used in the shooting of a victim on Oct. 15 at 2:15 a.m., found in the 00 block of Princess Street. The person was transported to Novant NHRMC and recovered from the non-life-threatening injuries.
WPD told Port City Daily previously the shooting was mobile; 911 calls indicate a car was struck on Second near Princess Street, and police investigated shot windows at the Hannah Block USO/Community Arts Center a few blocks away.
It also had a gang nexus and an arrest was made late last month with 18-year-old Tristian Allen, a validated gang member.
Monday’s gun search comes as WPD announced more arrests in the case. A search warrant was executed Friday on March Court, leading officers to take Tyshaun Windham, 19, into custody on separate felony warrants.
Following the investigation, WPD determined Windham was responsible for firing the gun on the victim. He is being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, carrying a concealed weapon, going armed to terror of the public and discharging a firearm in city limits. He is being held at the New Hanover County Detention Center without bond.
As well, 42-year-old Dwayne Ingram was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after attempting to conceal a handgun while officers were on the scene.
Additional arrests are expected, according to WPD.
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