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Man convicted on drug, gun charges after fatal Wilmington shooting

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Willis James Sarvis (Source: WPD) Willis James Sarvis (Source: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Wilmington man was convicted in federal court Wednesday of distributing the drug PCP and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, according to a news release from a U.S. Department of Justice spokesperson.

According to the news release, on March 18, 2011, police responded to a call in the Hillcrest community about a man, Roshad Donta Jenkins, 22, being shot.

Jenkins later died from his injuries, and an investigation revealed that the shooting had taken place during a drug deal.

Authorities turned their focus to 34-year-old Willis Sarvis after he left the assault rifle thought to be used in the crime in the hands of a friend, who turned the rifle over to law enforcement officials.

Authorities found Sarvis and arrested him, where he then confessed that he had sold Jenkins two small bags of PCP and shot Jenkins after an altercation between the men took place. Sarvis said that the shooting was in self-defense.

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