Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Two arrested following shots fired, multi-agency chase

Justin Roger Harris and Jahmez Jackson were arrested Wednesday. (Courtesy/WPD)

WILMINGTON — In response to a ShotSpotter alert, Wilmington Police Department officers arrested two suspects.

On Wednesday around 3:47 p.m., WPD units responded to a call in the 600 block of Campbell Street. Upon arrival, officers established a suspect and vehicle description, as well as property damage; no injuries were reported.

As additional units were responding, a suspect vehicle was spotted off 23rd Street. After attempting to stop the car, a multi-agency chase ensued and ended at the Pender/Duplin county line.

Two people were taken into custody and are in the process of being transported back to Wilmington. Jahmez Jackson, 23-year-old from Pink Hill, and Justin Roger-Harris, 28-year-old Wilmington resident, are behind bars in connection to the incident.

Jackson was the driver and is being charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, discharge in city limits, felony flee to elude, damage to personal property, and resist/delay/obstruct. He is being held without bond at New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

Roger-Harris is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the NHCSO Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

“We are committed to arresting violent offenders to keep our community safe,” WPD Chief Donny Williams said in a press release. “Our department will continue to work alongside other agencies even when these offenders cross county lines.”

Pender County Sheriff’s Office, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation.

The shooting is currently under investigation. Anyone with tips is asked to contact WPD at 910-343-3609 or through the anonymous Tip411 app.

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