Teenage victim identified in Wilmington's first homicide of 2016

Teenage victim identified in Wilmington's first homicide of 2016

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Police officials have identified the victim of a deadly shooting in Wilmington Sunday night.

According to police, officers were called to the intersection of Stewart Circle and Emory Street around 6:30 p.m. after receiving a ShotSpotter Alert.

New Hanover County Communications then received a call that someone had been shot.

When officers got to the scene they found 14-year-old Aljhean Thomas Williams, of Wilmington, lying in the roadway.

Police performed CPR until emergency crews arrived. EMTs pronounced Williams dead at the scene.

According to Valita Quattlebaum with New Hanover County Schools, Williams was a ninth-grade student participating in the Pathways Program at Mosley Performance Learning Center. The program allows for middle and high school students suspended long-term from their regular school to continue with their studies.

Williams had transferred to Mosely from Laney in November.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910–343–3609 or Text-a-Tip.

Copyright 2016 WECT. All rights reserved.