Wednesday, April 17, 2024

One arrested after Metting Road shooting

Demirion Barnett (courtest Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON — Wilmington Police Department has taken a man into custody after a girl was shot on Jan. 28.

Officers arrived at the 3600 block of Metting Road at 11:16 p.m. that evening to find a 16-year-old girl with a “non-life-threatening” gunshot wound. She was taken to Novant Health New Hanover Reaching Medical Center for treatment.

Officers found Demirion Barnett, 19, crouched behind a vehicle and he was detained on the spot. WPD allegedly found three guns underneath the vehicle and searched the residence at the site, discovering another gun and half-a-pound of marijuana.

Barnett was charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, three counts of carrying a concealed gun and one count of possession of a weapon with an altered serial number. He is being heald at the New Hanover County Detention Center with no bond.

The shooting itself is still under investigation.


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