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Wilmington man charged with murder in connection to December shooting

Reginald Eugene Laughlin (Source: WPD) Reginald Eugene Laughlin (Source: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Wilmington man has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.

Reginald Eugene Laughlin, 30, was arrested around 11 a.m. Thursday at his home on Princess Place Drive. Laughlin is being charged with murder in connection to 20-year-old Drayshawn Dowd.

Dowd's body was found December 7 in the bushes off of McClelland Drive. He had been shot several times.

Neighbors attempted to save Dowd's life between the time he was shot and the time emergency responders arrived on scene. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Laughlin is in the New Hanover County Jail without bond.

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