WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Police have charged a man in connection to a shooting that left one man shot in the head in the area of 12th and Chestnut Streets Thursday night.
The incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday at 1201 Chestnut Street.
Police say there was some kind of disturbance among several people outside that home. The victim, James M. Bogus, 22, was reportedly trying to diffuse the situation. He later went inside the home, where his friend, Eric D. White, lives.
Once inside, White, 22, was trying to unload a shotgun, according to police. That's when it accidentally went off, hitting Bogus on the top of his head.
Police say Bogus was grazed by the bullet and his injuries could have been a lot worse if the bullet hit just a few inches away.
Bogus was transported to the hospital. His injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
White is being charged for discharging a firearm in city limits.
Meanwhile, police say the gun used in the shooting belonged to 22-year-old Christopher Blake Fagan, who is a convicted felon.
Fagan was charged in connection to the 1201 Chestnut Street shooting. He is being charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, resisting, delaying, and obstructing public officers and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held in the New Hanover County Jail under a $5,000 bond.
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