Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Leland PD release name of victim killed in weekend shooting

LELAND — A 21-year-old has been identified in the overnight deadly shooting that took place at a Leland residence early Sunday morning.

Kwaze Walker of Lake Waccamaw perished on the scene after EMS attempted life-saving measures.

The incident took place in the 9400 block of Night Harbor Drive. Police have arrested 19-year-old Devin Antone. Though not responsible for Walker’s death, Antone — who arrived at the home with Walker — was charged with intent to kill or inflict serious injury and first degree kidnapping.

According to LPD, officers arrived at scene at approximately 3:49 a.m. on July 31 in reference to a person suffering from a gunshot wound.

The Leland Police Department continues investigating the incident and is working with the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office on this case. The agencies noted developments will come in a later release, though not anticipated this week.

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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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