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Wilmington man arrested for possessing a weapon of mass destruction

A Wilmington man was arrested for possessing a weapon of mass destruction after discharging a sawed-off shotgun within city limits Sunday morning. A Wilmington man was arrested for possessing a weapon of mass destruction after discharging a sawed-off shotgun within city limits Sunday morning.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A Wilmington man was arrested for possessing a weapon of mass destruction after discharging a sawed-off shotgun within city limits Sunday morning.

Wilmington Police responded to reports of a male suspect shooting a shotgun in the 500 block of Swann Street around 3:30 a.m.

Police set up a perimeter near the residence and eventually heard a gunshot. Officers made contact with the suspect who had a shotgun and a bag of shells. 

The suspect dropped the gun which turned out to be a sawed-off shotgun; considered a weapon of mass destruction in North Carolina.

Xavier Cooper was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm in city limits and possessing a weapon of mass destruction.

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