Friday, April 19, 2024

UPDATE: Quaymir Conyers surrenders himself in first homicide of 2021

WILMINGTON – Wilmington police reported the city’s first homicide of 2021 Sunday afternoon.

Wilmington police have obtained first-degree murder warrants for Quaymir Conyers, 18, the department announced Monday in the Jan. 31 murder of 31-year-old Parish McNeil.

This homicide was domestic, as the suspect was related to the victim.

Quaymir Conyers surrendered himself to WPD on Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m. (Port City Daily/Courtesy WPD)

Just after 1 p.m. on Jan. 31, officers found McNeil with a gunshot wound while responding to a Shotspotter alert in the 1100 block of Campbell Street. He was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and pronounced deceased.

According to WPD, Conyers surrendered himself at 3:30 p.m. He is being held without bond at the New Hanover County Jail; he’ll have his first appearance tomorrow in District Court.

There were 22 murders in Wilmington in 2020, up from 12 in 2019.

According to a news release, detectives believe Sunday’s incident was isolated and are following leads. Anyone with knowledge of the shooting should call 910-343-3609. Anonymous tips can be sent through the Wilmington, NC PD app.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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