Friday, March 24, 2023

Arrest made in November killing

WILMINGTON – An arrest has been made for the Nov. 13 killing of Titus Vaughn.

Steven Ray Berg III, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder, discharge firearm enclosure and accessory after the fact.

According to a Wilmington Police Department news release, officers responded to the 100 block of South 11th Street in reference to a Shotspotter alert just before 8:30 p.m. that Friday.

Officers found Vaughn, 26, at the scene suffering from life-threatening wounds. He was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Wilmington Police took Berg into into custody at his Wilmington home Tuesday. He is being held at the New Hanover County Jail without bond.

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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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