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Wilmington man faces over 24 years for second-degree murder

Adrian Point.

WILMINGTON — Adrian Point, age 32, of Wilmington, pled guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court on Wednesday to second-degree murder and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Judge Frank Jones of New Hanover County sentenced Point to a total minimum of 288 months and a total maximum term of 358 months in the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction.

On March 11, 2021, a Shotspotter alert indicated that six shots were fired near the intersection Sixth and Nixon Streets in Wilmington. When officers responded, they discovered Oarmonz Days, age 23, had been shot four times in the back. Days died of these gunshot wounds shortly after being transported to the hospital.

Video surveillance of the incident depicted a man dressed in all white had walked across Nixon Street toward Days and began shooting him from behind while the victim was in conversation with a friend. Point was identified as this shooter by witnesses on scene and by a Facebook photo that showed him wearing the same outfit days before the shooting.

Point also attempted to evade law enforcement by both shaving his head and traveling to Latta, South Carolina, hours after the murder. Point was previously convicted of violent felonies, making him a prohibited possessor of a firearm.

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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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