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Arrests made in February homicide on 14th Street, one person still wanted

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department have made arrests in a homicide that took place last month and left one person dead.

Tyquarious Gause succumbed to injuries from multiple gunshot wounds on Feb. 11. Around 12:10 p.m., after officers responded to a call from a citizen who reported a body on 800 block of South 14th Street.

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According to a press release from WPD, 27-year-old Kevin Freeman of Castle Hayne, 28-year-old, Rashawn Hines of Wilmington, and 24-year-old Tykeke Hines of Wilmington have been charged with first degree murder.  

All three were in custody at the New Hanover County Detention Center on unrelated drug charges. They are currently being held without bond.  

A fourth suspect is still outstanding, according to WPD. Quentin Kennedy, 35, is charged with first degree murder.

The WPD asks anyone with information regarding Kennedy’s whereabout to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609. The public can also use the anonymous Tip 411 app.  


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Shea Carver
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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