Wanted man now behind bars for shooting in woods near 12th Street

Wilmington –– A man wanted for a shooting that took place earlier this month in Wilmington is now in custody.

Anwar Idrissa Hall, 24, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Hall was armed with two large knives at the time of his arrest.


Through an investigation and tips from the community, detectives identified Hall as a suspect in the Aug. 6 shooting. The Wilmington Police Department announced he was wanted on Aug. 24.

Around 10:30 the morning of the crime, officers were flagged down in the 1200 block of South 12th Street in response to a person being shot in the nearby woods, according to a news release from the department.

The gunshot victim was transported to the hospital and survived his injuries.

“From the beginning of this investigation, the Wilmington community has provided us with tips and intel that assisted our detectives in identifying the suspect,” Wilmington Police Chief Donny Williams said in a statement. “Our residents are continuing to step up and send in information that is beneficial to this case. I am greatly appreciative of our partnership with other law enforcement agencies as well, including the U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force who was instrumental in helping us apprehend this violent criminal. Anwar Hall is behind bars and we are one step closer to getting justice for the victim.”

Hall is being held under a $501,000 secured bond.


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