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2 people apprehended as WPD investigates King Street shooting

Maleek Coutrier (Courtesy NHCSO)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department has taken two people into custody, one a juvenile, in connection to a shooting that took place in Wilmington Sunday.

Officers responded to the 1200 block of King Street just after 5:30 p.m. on March 3. They found damage to vehicles and houses, due to a shooting, but no injuries were reported.

Officers apprehended a 16-year-old and 18-year-old Maleek Coutrier, the latter of whom was charged with

  • Trafficking in heroin
  • Resist, delay, obstruct
  • PWIMSD schedule II controlled substance
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Coutrier is being held under a $50,000 secured bond.

The name of the other suspect is withheld due to being a minor.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should call WPD at (910) 343-3609 or by using the 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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