Police arrest man they say ran from shooting scene
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police arrested a man overnight for a shooting at a Castle Street club.
Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Sportsman’s Club at 1111 Castle Street around 2:15 a.m. When they got there, they spotted Frederick McIntyre Jr., 29, walking quickly away from the scene. When officers confronted him, they say McIntyre ran.
During a chase, police say McIntyre drew a handgun from his waistband. When ordered to drop it, they say he threw it in some bushes. After a brief struggle, they took McIntyre into custody. Meanwhile, officers learned that a male man with a gunshot wound had been taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center by someone he knew. No word on the identity of the victim or his condition.
McIntyre is in custody at the New Hanover County Jail. under $20,000 bond. He’s charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a stolen firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, discharging a firearm inside city limits.
No one has been charged yet with the shooting, which is still under investigation.
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