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WPD: Man facing several charges after using stolen gun to shoot at teen

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police arrested a Wilmington man who they say several witnesses caught firing a stolen gun at a teenage girl early yesterday morning.

The calls came in just before 9 a.m., when police say dispatchers got reports of a female being beaten in the 2000 block of Colwell Avenue. That’s where officers say they found out Diquelle Jashaun Sweet, 19, was spotted firing shots at a 17-year-old girl with a gun police say was stolen.

Police say Sweet and the teenage victim took off running on a city bike path nearby before they finally found the two walking off of Wrightsville Avenue. Officer say after a short struggle, they arrested Sweet, then taking the girl back to the police station to interview her about what happened.

Sweet is charged with assault on a female, communicating threats, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a minor, going armed to the terror of the public, discharging a firearm within city limits, along with resisting, delaying and obstructing officers during the arrest. He is behind bars under a $50,000 secured bond, which Wilmington Police say does not include any amount for the assault charges he now faces.


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