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Second suspect arrested in downtown shooting from October

Tyshaun Windham

WILMINGTON — Law enforcement arrested an individual in connection to a shooting that took place downtown in the early morning hours of Oct. 15.

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Wilmington Police Department executed a search warrant Friday on March Court. During the search, Tyshaun Windham, 19, was taken into custody on separate felony warrants.

Following the investigation, WPD determined Windham was responsible for an October shooting that led to a victim being struck by gunfire; the victim recovered.

Windham is being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, carrying a concealed weapon, going armed to terror of the public and discharging a firearm in city limits. He is being held at the New Hanover County Detention Center without bond.

He was the second suspect arrested in connection with the October incident, which officials said has a gang nexus and was mobile.

Around 2:15 a.m. on Oct. 15 multiple rounds of gunfire were reported in the area of Second and Princess streets. One individual was injured with non-life-threatening injuries. WPD arrested 18-year-old Tristian Allen, a validated gang member, late last month.

Also, during the execution of Windham’s’s search warrant, 42-year-old Dwayne Ingram was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after attempting to conceal a gun while officers were on scene. He’s being held at the detention center on a $500,000 secured bond.

“As I have said before, we are not going to tolerate gun violence,” WPD Chief Donny Williams said in a press release. “Our agency will bend over backwards to arrest individuals who commit criminal activity. Sometimes with cases involving weapons, we are able to make a timely arrest, however, other times, it takes additional time and effort.”

WPD expects additional arrests in the case.

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