Man armed with stolen gun arrested, Wilmington Police investigate shooting

Man armed with stolen gun arrested, Wilmington Police investigate shooting
Man armed with stolen gun arrested, Wilmington Police investigate shooting. (Gray) (Source: Live 5 News)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Wilmington Police arrest a man with a stolen gun after responding to a Shotspotter Alert.

The Wilmington Police Department responded to a Shotspotter alert just before 1:30 Saturday morning at the 1000 block of Chestnut Street after reports of multiple-rounds fired.

Upon arrival, police saw a Mercury Grand Marquis speeding off from the area. Police followed it. The driver, 27-year-old Rodney Bradley, ran from the car, but was soon caught by police.

Wilmington Police found a stolen 9mm handgun under the driver’s seat of the Grand Marquis. Bradley was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by Felon and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

During this, officers received word that a man had arrived at the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He has since been treated and released.

This case is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or use Text-A-Tip.

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