Wilmington police investigate city’s 22nd homicide of 2020

Wilmington police investigate city’s 22nd homicide of 2020

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Wilmington police are investigating another shooting Wednesday morning.

According to Police Chief Donny Williams, it happened at 1024 S. 13th Street. Around 3 a.m., officers got notification that someone had been shot.

When they got to the scene, they found the victim, 26-year-old Tywan Shaquille Parsley, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to his family,” said Chief Williams. “This senseless violence throughout our city has to stop. Things have just got to change. I know that this has taken place nationwide... this will mark our 22nd homicide of the year. We hadn’t seen these numbers since 2017, when we had 20 homicides, and the violence has just got to stop. My people are tired, the community is tired. I am tired of this. Something’s got to change here.”

According to Police Chief Donny Williams, the shooting happened at 1024 S. 13th Street. Around 3 a.m., officers got notification that someone had been shot.
According to Police Chief Donny Williams, the shooting happened at 1024 S. 13th Street. Around 3 a.m., officers got notification that someone had been shot. (Source: WECT)

No one is in custody, but Chief Williams believes there is no threat to the public at this time.

“In most of the cases with these homicides, there was some nexus there with the victim and suspect,” he said. “And what we’re seeing is normally there’s some type of relationship in the majority, but not all of the cases. But I don’t think the public’s in general threat here.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Police officials say seven of this year’s 22 homicides remain unsolved.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609 or use the Wilmington, NC PD app for anonymous methods. Citizens can also text an anonymous tip to 847411 (tip411) by including the keyword WPDNC.

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