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Family of Creekwood shooting victim mourns, waits for information from Wilmington police

Ronald ‘Poochie’ Hall, 45, was shot and killed last week. His family is searching for answers while preparing to pay their final respects. (Port City Daily photo / Contributed)

WILMINGTON — The family of Ronald Hall, who was shot and killed last Friday in Creekwood, are mourning the man they called “Poochie,” a “brother, son, father, uncle, and friend.”

Hall died after being shot around dawn in the Creekwood neighborhood of Wilmington on August 14. Wilmington police reported from the scene that a 45-year-old man was dead, but have not released any other information since.

Hall’s family contacted Port City Daily on Monday evening, saying they were not “clear on exactly what led to his death” and that “the investigation is ongoing and we’re looking forward to receiving more information as it becomes available.” Hall had recently returned to his native Wilmington, the family said.

In the meantime, the family is preparing to pay their final respects.

“Our family was devastated by the news of his death, as he had so much life left to live,” a representative of the family said. 

Hall’s family said he is “originally from Wilmington and grew up in Wrightsboro. He’s a father of three and grandfather of six. From an early age, he had a passion for motorcycles and four-wheelers. He loved to read and earned an associate’s degree from Vance Community College. Surprisingly, he was great in the kitchen and cooked many meals for his family.” 

The family has set up a GoFund Me to cover the cost of Hall’s funeral.

“We are all shattered by Poochie’s unexpected passing and were certainly not prepared to cover the cost of a memorial service for him. We are asking for donations to help cover the cost of his funeral. We want closure and to honor his memory and say our final goodbyes,” the family said.

“Please consider donating. Any amount will help our family during this difficult time. Death brings a heartache that no one can heal, but love leaves memories that no one can steal. Although Poochie was taken away from us far too soon, we will continue to honor him and cherish our memories,” they said.

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