Second Arrest Made In Murder Of Jacksonville Man

Police say two people were shot last Wednesday night in Wilmington, one of them from Jacksonville.

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A second man has been arrested in last week's murder in Wilmington of a Jacksonville man.

Jermaine Hankins turned himself in Monday night after police said he had spent several days on the run. His brother, Tevin, has already been arrested in the murder of 19-year-old Jonathan Jones, Jr. of Jacksonville. Another man from Wilmington was wounded in the shooting.

Police say the shooting happened on North 30th Street around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night. They say the two victims ran into an upstairs apartment, followed by five or six men running after them. After shooting the two men, the gunmen got away in two different vehicles.


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An arrest has been made in the murder of a Jacksonville man who was shot and killed in Wilmington.

WECT reports that Tevin Hankins is charged with first degree murder and attempted murder.

Killed was 19-year-old Jonathan Jones, Jr. of Jacksonville while another man from Wilmington was wounded.

Police say the shooting happened on North 30th Street around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night. They say the two victims ran into an upstairs apartment, followed by five or six men running after them. After shooting the two men, the gunmen got away in two different vehicles.


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Wilmington police say a Jacksonville man was killed in a shooting Wednesday night.

Dead is 19-year-old Jonathan Jones, Jr. while another man from Wilmington was wounded.

Police say the shooting happened on North 30th Street around 9:45 p.m.

Police say the two victims ran into an upstairs apartment, followed by five or six men running after them. After shooting the two men, the gunmen got away in two different vehicles.

No motive has been given in the murder, and Wilmington police say so far they have no suspects.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Jacksonville on Sep 18, 2011 at 09:58 PM
    It doesnt take a sharp shooter to chase a young man into an apartment complex and gun him down! What it was, was a coward to take the life of another human being!!! Is a life worth taking over drugs? Now all families have to suffer a terrible loss. There is not enough justice in the world to replace a child!!!! My prayers are with the victims family!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 08:03 PM
    shooter must have been a SHARPSHOOTER. NEWS SAID 2 MEN SHOT IN WILMINGTON,ONE OF THEM FROM JACKSONVILLE. that was one heck of a long range shot.
  • by MR Location: NHS on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:07 PM
    I think the officers are brave to arrest that crimminal.
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