Wilmington police arrest validated gang member in Red Cross Street shooting

Koredreese Robert Tyson. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department has arrested Koredreese Robert Tyson, 27, on Tuesday in connection with the shooting of a 19-year-old on Red Cross St. the same day, according to police.

The shooting took place at 617 Red Cross Street, a building owned by Tru Colors founder George Taylor. Taylor has denied the victim of the shooting was an employee.

Tyson is facing charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, local ordinance violation, and going armed to the terror of the people.


Tyson was given a $20,000 secured bond.

According to WECT, Tyson was previously convicted on armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury in 2009 and police said at the time he was a member of the Folk Nation: Gangster Disciples. In 2013, Tyson was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of marijuana. He was also charged with a failure to appear on a misdemeanor and parole violation, according to jail records. .

Last year Tyson was charged with:

  • three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill
  • discharging a firearm into an occupied property inflicting serious injury
  • assault on a female
  • possession of a firearm by a felon

According to the District Attorney’s office, Tyson was convicted of assault by pointing a firearm and received a 25-day active sentence. The other 2018 charges were dismissed.

Additional charges from Tuesday’s shooting are pending, according to police.


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