UPDATE: WPD arrests two following reports of gunfire near Greenfield and South 12th Streets

Published: Apr. 27, 2022 at 7:30 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 27, 2022 at 7:46 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Wilmington police and Task Force units arrested two people at a residence following a shotspotter alert around 6 p.m. in the 1200 block of Dahlia Ct. Wednesday.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers saw a possible subject entering a home in the 1500 block of S. 13th Street. Team members surrounded the house and called out to occupants. Stukes emerged from the home and was arrested without incident.

28-year-old Kenzolis Le’Meake Stukes from Wilmington was arrested and was served outstanding warrants for two counts of Failure to Appear and one count of Conspiracy to Sell and Deliver Cocaine. He was taken to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

24-year-old Akuilla Colbert was arrested for Resist/Hinder/Delay. According to the WPD spokesperson, he made several attempts to enter the crime scene after being ordered not to.

According to a WPD spokesperson, a juvenile was also seen running.

“A second possible subject was seen running into a residence located in the 1500 block of Moore Plaza. A juvenile was detained and released to his parent. A search of the home resulted in the seizure of five guns, ammunition, and narcotics.”

The investigation is on-going and at this time no one has been charged in connection to the shooting.

WECT reporters on the scene saw police officers with several evidence markers on the ground. Several WPD and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were also spotted in the area of 14th & Greenfield Streets.

Anyone with additional information is asked to please call the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can send a message to 847411 using the keyword WPDNC, add a space, and type your information or use the Wilmington NC PD app.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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