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Wilmington shooting

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Wilmington Police have arrested a man that shot at officers Wednesday night. He is identifiied as 26-year-old Kendrick Demond Baham. Police say he also held two hostages in an apartment building at the Reserve at Forest Hills.

Around 6:15 Wenesday evening, Wilmington Police Officers spotted Baham and another man, 28 year old Michael Maurice Howard, driving on Covil Avenue. Police recognized Baham and Howard as wanted suspects for armed robbery and other charges. While following the vehicle onto Darlington Avenue, the two men stopped their vehicle and began firing at the officers. The officers returned fire injuring Howard in the vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital. The extent of Howard's injuries is not being released at this time.

Baham, the driver, fled the vehicle and forced his way into a nearby apartment. He entered one of the apartments at the Reserves at Forest Hills and forcefully held two residents hostage for close to two hours. Kendrick later released both hostages without incident and gave himself over to police. He was wanted on multiple armed robbery warrants, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, possession of stolen goods and first degree burglary. Baham is in the New Hanover County Jail under bond.

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