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A 27-year-old Wilmington woman shot her 72-year-old boyfriend in the crotch

Felton allegedly shot her boyfriend in the groin (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)
Lacey Felton, 27, allegedly shot her boyfriend in the groin. (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)

WILMINGTON — Police have arrested Lacey Felton, 27, late Monday night after she called 911 to inform them she had shot her 72-year-old boyfriend.

“Police responded to the 100 block of Montgomery Avenue around 11:30 p.m. in reference to a different 911 call of a man who had been shot in the groin area. EMS transported the 72-year-old victim to NHRMC, where he underwent surgery. Shortly after, Felton called 911 from a residence in the 400 block of Racine Drive to report the shooting,” according to police.

His status is not currently known. The Wilmington Police Department did not release a motive or other state reason for the shooting.

“Felton, of Wilmington, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm within city limits. She is currently being held at New Hanover County Jail,” according to WPD.


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