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Police identify young man shot over weekend

Wilmington Police Department (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department have identified a 20-year-old who was shot on Saturday evening on the southside of Wilmington.

The victim was Jakai Dekine, according to a release.

Officers responded around 11 p.m. on June 25 to a ShotSpotter notification in the 1500 block of South 11th Street near Greenfield Street. As law enforcement arrived on the scene, they found a “20-year-old male, lying face down between two vehicles,” the release noted.

The police began CPR until EMS arrived; however, Dekine succumbed to his injuries.

The police are investigating the case and ask if anyone has information to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609. Anonymous tips can also be made by messaging 847411 using the keyword “WPDNC” — add a space, and type the information. Or use the Wilmington NC PD app.


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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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