Wilmington police identify two arrested after shooting and vehicle chase
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department has named the two people arrested on Wednesday after a shooting led to a chase from Wilmington to the Pender and Duplin County Line.
“23-year-old Jahmez Jackson of Pink Hill, N.C. and 28-year-old Justin Roger-Harris of Wilmington are behind bars following a shooting and police chase that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Wilmington,” said the WPD in a release.
Jackson, the driver, has been charged with with Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Discharge in City Limits, Felony Flee to Elude, Damage to Personal Property, and Resist/Delay/Obstruct. He’s being held without bond at the county jail.
Jackson’s first court appearance is set for 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Roger-Harris, the passenger, has been charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He’s being held under a $10,000 secured bond.
Around 3:47 p.m., units responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 600 block of Campbell Street, and officers were able to establish a suspect and vehicle description. They discovered property damage but did not find anyone injured.
Officers spotted a suspect vehicle off 23rd Street, and when they attempted to pull over the vehicle, the suspects fled.
Two people were arrested and are in the process of being transported back to the Wilmington Police Department.
“We are committed to arresting violent offenders to keep our community safe. Our department will continue to work alongside other agencies even when these offenders cross county lines. I am thankful for the hard work that our women and men put in each day and the partnerships we have with surrounding agencies. These two suspects are off the streets tonight thanks to the dedication and efforts by our law enforcement officers,” Chief Donny Williams said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department through their anonymous Tip411 app or call (910) 343-3609.
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