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WPD releases name of homicide victim found off Market Street

Wilmington police are investigating a homicide on Market Street Tuesday morning. (Source: WPD Twitter) Wilmington police are investigating a homicide on Market Street Tuesday morning. (Source: WPD Twitter)
According to a tweet from the Wilmington Police Department, a body was discovered near the 1900 block of Market Street. (Source: WECT) According to a tweet from the Wilmington Police Department, a body was discovered near the 1900 block of Market Street. (Source: WECT)
Investigators are on scene now. (Source: WECT) Investigators are on scene now. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Wilmington police have identified the man found dead in a car off Market Street Tuesday morning.

According to Linda Rawley, spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department, said Ali Iquan Dameish Rouse, 21, was discovered in the driver's seat of a white Toyota Camry near the 1900 block of Market Street around 11 a.m.. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rawley says Rouse was shot, likely as a result of disturbance at a nearby apartment complex in the 2100 block of Market Street.

Rouse reportedly crashed his vehicle into a Honda CRV, and then hit a brick wall while traveling west on Market Street shortly after the disturbance.

Rawley says no one else was in Rouse's car, and no one was hurt in the CRV.

Authorities are interviewing a person of interest, but no charges have been filed. Rawley says the investigation is on-going.

Market Street, between 18th and 20th streets, was temporarily closed due to the accident.

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Wilmington police are still investigating another homicide that took place early Sunday, where 33-year-old Luftee Muitsen Henderson was found dead in a vehicle at the intersection of Sixth and Kidder streets. 

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