Man charged with first-degree murder in Greenfield Street shooting

Man charged with first-degree murder in Greenfield Street shooting
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 5:26 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 11:11 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department has arrested 25-year-old Malik Delquan Jones for the death of 20-year-old Jakai Dekine around South 11th Street near the Greenfield Street intersection.

During a court appearance Wednesday, Jones was ordered to be held without bond and was appointed an attorney. He is charged with First-Degree Murder, Discharging a Firearm in an Enclosure, and Discharging a Firearm in City Limits.

Dekine was found with a gunshot wound and pronounced dead Saturday, June 25.

“We are thankful for the dedication and the collaborative efforts of our officers in making this arrest. I also want to thank our community for their continued support,” Chief Donny Williams said in a recent release.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department at 910-343-3609. If you’d like 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.

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