UPDATE: Quaymir Conyers surrenders himself in first homicide of 2021

WILMINGTON – Wilmington police reported the city’s first homicide of 2021 Sunday afternoon.

Wilmington police have obtained first-degree murder warrants for Quaymir Conyers, 18, the department announced Monday in the Jan. 31 murder of 31-year-old Parish McNeil.

This homicide was domestic, as the suspect was related to the victim.

Quaymir Conyers surrendered himself to WPD on Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m. (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)

Just after 1 p.m. on Jan. 31, officers found McNeil with a gunshot wound while responding to a Shotspotter alert in the 1100 block of Campbell Street. He was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and pronounced deceased.

According to WPD, Conyers surrendered himself at 3:30 p.m. He is being held without bond at the New Hanover County Jail; he’ll have his first appearance tomorrow in District Court.

There were 22 murders in Wilmington in 2020, up from 12 in 2019.

According to a news release, detectives believe Sunday’s incident was isolated and are following leads. Anyone with knowledge of the shooting should call 910-343-3609. Anonymous tips can be sent through the Wilmington, NC PD app.

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