Charges dismissed for man arrested in connection to string of ShotSpotter alerts

Published: Mar. 9, 2016 at 8:51 PM EST|Updated: May. 16, 2016 at 7:54 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Several charges for a man believed to be connected to a string of ShotSpotter alerts in Wilmington were dismissed due to insufficient evidence, according to the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office.

Rokeem Franklin Dixon, 20, was arrested on March 3 for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and two counts of misdemeanor discharge of a firearm. He was charged in connection to two of three ShotSpotter alerts on March 2.

Those charges were dismissed on April 27.

Two of the shootings took place in the 1500 block of South 11th Street. The first happened at 11:41 a.m., and the second occurred at 4:25 p.m. Three homes were damaged by bullets between the two shootings.

The third shooting happened in the 1100 block of South 7th Street around 9:24 p.m. Officers responded and found shell casings along the sidewalk and on the road.

No injuries were reported from any of the shootings.

We have reached out to the Wilmington Police Department to see if there have been any developments in the case.

Dixon still faces several unrelated charges from incidents on March 8, May 6 and May 7.

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