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WPD releases more details on Tuesday shooting, standoff

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have released new details in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday that had four Wilmington schools on lockdown for hours during a standoff.

Police say as officers tried to arrest Jermaine Cordova, 36, he pulled a gun. That led narcotics agents to draw their own weapons and fire.

While running through a backyard, Cordova ran into a uniformed officer and once again exchange fire. At some point during the chase Cordova was shot in the knee. He is in the hospital under 24-hour watch.

The three officers involved are on administrative leave pending the results of a SBI investigation.

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