Friday, September 30, 2022

Weekend shooting victim accidentally shot himself, police determine

(Port City Daily/File)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department wrapped its investigation into a shooting that took place downtown Wilmington on Saturday morning.

It determined 21-year-old Jordin Stimpson accidentally shot himself while in a vehicle at North 2nd and Princess streets.

WPD arrived at the scene at 1:18 a.m., July 30, due to a shots-fired report and found Stimpson on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Novant’s New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The case was being handled by the WPD Criminal Investigation Division, WPD noted in a release.

Stimpson has been charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits and resist/delay/obstruct an investigation.

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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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