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Dwayne Moore (Source: New Hanover County Detention Facility) Dwayne Moore (Source: New Hanover County Detention Facility)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The man suspected of shooting a Wilmington woman in the chest three times early Tuesday morning is also suspected of a murder in Pender County a year ago. 

District Attorney Ben David said Tuesday night that Dwayne Moore, 25, has been a suspect  in the murder of Tiffany Dawkins and that Pender County detectives are still actively investigating that case.  Dawkins was killed last Christmas.  Her body was found on the side of the road in Rocky Point. 

Tiffany Dawkins' mother, Kim Thomas, said she always believed Moore was behind her daughter's death.  Thomas claims Moore threatened Dawkins days before she was killed, but there was not enough evidence at the time to arrest him. 

Police believe Moore is the same man who shot a woman was in the Cypress Grove Apartments around 1:45 Tuesday morning.

Kayla Floyd, according to the investigation report, was shot three times in the upper body, one of them in the chest. She called 911 and was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in critical condition. The woman was scheduled for surgery Tuesday morning, according to police.

According to the 911 call obtained by WECT, the victim, 21, said her boyfriend Dwayne Timothy Moore is responsible for the shooting.  She was overheard on the phone telling police she was shot with a handgun. 

By Tuesday night, police issued a warrant for Moore's arrest.  At the time of the shooting, investigators said he may have taken off in a 1999 model blue Honda Accord with license plate number ZPK4854.

Moore's Facebook page left some questions as to what happened.  In one message posted shortly before the latest shooting, he wrote, "So I thought the calm of the storm was over and everything was [at] peace, but I have come to realize that I will never b forgiven but who cares...I'm done and fed u[p]." 

Police say Moore also has a criminal history.  He's had several run-ins with the law, including assault on a child, assault on a female, possessing and making drugs and embezzlement.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information also may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Enter TIP708 and the message, and send to CRIMES (274637).

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