WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with Tuesday’s shooting on Red Cross Street that left a 19-year-old seriously injured.
According to Jessica Williams, spokeswoman for the police department, officers were alerted to the shooting just after 12 p.m. in the 600 block of Red Cross Street.
When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old male, who was shot in the upper arm. He was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in serious, but stable condition.
Police say no one has been arrested for firing the shots that injured the teen, however someone was taken into custody for firing shots back at the person who did.
Koredreese Robert Tyson, 27, was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, a local ordinance violation, and going armed to the terror of the people. He was given a $20,000 bond.
A home at 617 Red Cross Street was struck by gunfire, leaving several shell casings on the porch and in front of the house.
Property records show the home is owned by George Taylor, the founder of TRU Colors Brewing Company, a business that hires gang members in an effort to reduce gun violence. Taylor said the victim in Tuesday’s shooting was not an employee of TRU Colors.
“This violence should never happen,” Taylor said on Tuesday. “We’ve stopped so much violence, but this should have never happened [Tuesday].”
If you have information, please call the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3620 or submit an anonymous tip here.