Friday, May 27, 2022

Police arrest man for firing gun along Independence Boulevard

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department arrested a man for firing a gun while walking down Independence Boulevard early Saturday morning.

Police detained 22-year-old Jack Battle Day around 3 a.m. after receiving reports shots were being fired in the Independence Boulevard and Portofino Court areas.

Officers disarmed Day and charged him with:

  • Discharging a firearm in a reckless manner
  • Going armed to the terror of people
  • Disorderly conduct

Day received a $10,000 secure bond. No one was injured.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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