Police identify man killed in shooting at 34 North Apartments complex

According to a spokesperson with WPD, the incident took place at approximately 9:26 p.m. and started as a domestic dispute between the man and a woman.
Published: Sep. 28, 2023 at 10:36 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2023 at 11:01 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department has confirmed that one man was killed in a shooting at 34 North Apartments, located at the 600 block of Plum Nearly Lane.

According to a spokesperson with the WPD, the incident took place at approximately 9:26 p.m. and started as a domestic dispute between the man and a woman.

The man killed has been identified as 33-year-old Anthony Parker from Wilmington.

“This was not a random shooting, this was not a gang-related shooting. The two parties were known to each other. The public is safe,” Lt. Greg Willet with the WPD said.

“The female party involved in this is being talked to right now by investigators. Right now, there’s no formal charges. Obviously, that is something we are looking into. . . We’ve got to get to the bottom of it,” Lt. Willet said. “They want to find out the circumstances of what led to the confrontation tonight, what led to the shot being fired. Those are all questions that our detectives are working on. And depending on the answer to those questions, and how it pans out, that will determine if there are any charges or what those charges could be.”

The investigation is ongoing and there is no danger to the public, according to police.

In an update released just before 12:50 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, the WPD stated that the “female caller advised the 911 center that she had been attacked by a male.”

“The male victim was located suffering a gunshot wound, he was across the parking lot from the apartment where the female had called 911 from, he was deceased,” the WPD update states.

“Another case of domestic violence in Wilmington. Right now, over half of our homicides are domestic violence related. It’s obviously a very, very serious thing,” Lt. Willett added.

“If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence please reach out to your local law enforcement agency or contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233. You may also find help any local domestic violence service or shelter in your local area,” the WPD release adds.

This developing story will be updated as more details become available.