‘Drug deal gone bad’ leads to shooting on Confederate Drive

WILMINGTON — The police secured warrants for the arrest of 20-year-old Lorenzo Angelo Patrick as part of a “drug deal gone bad,” according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Tavon White and his girlfriend met up with Patrick in a parking lot on Confederate Drive, police reported. Patrick allegedly drew a gun and demanded the couple “to give up everything.” It led to a dispute between White and Patrick, who fought over the weapon when it went off and struck White in the torso. The 25-year-old victim went to NHRMC.

On July 9, the police showed up to the hospital after being called about the gunshot victim. WPD reported that White remains in ICU in stable condition.


The police secured warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Anyone with information should call the Wilmington PD or anonymously through 411. WPD stated the community is not in immediate danger from this event.


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