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WPD: Man admits to fatally shooting neighbor, victim identified

Updated: Mar. 15, 2021 at 10:43 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man admitted to fatally shooting his neighbor early Saturday morning, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

A news release from the police department states that officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification in the 800 block of Walnut Street just before 2 a.m.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim, identified as 30-year-old Robert Shorter Jr., dead from a gunshot wound.

Michael Lynn Nelma, 63, admitted to investigators that he fatally shot Shorter Jr.

Nelma was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder. He is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.

No other details about the shooting were released.

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