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NHHS teen faces murder charge, his brother also wanted

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Tevin Hankins (Source: New Hanover County Detention Facility) Tevin Hankins (Source: New Hanover County Detention Facility)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington police have arrested a suspect in a recent murder in the city.

Tevin Sh'Qur Quintell Hankins, who is 17 years old and attends New Hanover High School, made his first court appearance Friday morning.  

He is charged with one count of murder in the first degree in regards to a shooting earlier this week on North 30th Street.  He is also charged with one count of attempted murder. 

Because Tevin is not yet 18 years old, he will not be eligible for the death penalty in this case.

According to District Attorney Ben David, Germaine Hankins, Jr. is also wanted for one count of first degree murder in regards to the shooting. David said he is Tevin's older brother and is not yet in custody.

Wednesday night, a teenager was killed in the Creekwood neighborhood in a shooting in the 1000 block of North 30th Street.

Witnesses told police that two men were being chased by a group of five to six men, before running into an upstairs apartment. Shortly after, the two men were shot, and the suspects were seen fleeing the scene in two vehicles.

Police said Jonathan Jones Jr., 19 of Jacksonville, died on the scene, and Edward Hanible, 24 of Wilmington, was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  His condition is not available at this time.

Hankins is the starting safety for the New Hanover High School Wildcats varsity football team.  Hankins leads the team with two interceptions and has about ten tackles through four games.

"I'm at a loss for words, absolutely devastated," New Hanover head coach Kevin Motsinger said Friday afternoon.

Friday's arrest comes during New Hanover's bye week, the Wildcats are scheduled to face Pinecrest at home on September 23.  Motsinger gave the team Thursday and Friday off and is yet to talk to them as a group about the arrest.


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