Detectives are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the woods behind the Creekwood community in Wilmington. This is the second homicide in the city this year.
Investigators say Delvin McIntyre may have been running away from someone when he was shot in the back. He was found dead Wednesday morning in this wooded area behind the Creekwood community.
At 25 years old, his family and friends say he was too young to die.
“The devil is out to steal, kill and destroy. And he is after our youth, if he can’t get in through us, he’ll get in through children,” said Sharon Jenkins, a family friend.
Crowds gathered around the crime scene, sobbing and looking for answers.
Neighbors say they heard a gunshot, but didn’t see anything unusual.
Now, his family is just beginning to mourn the loss of their youngest son while wanting the person, or persons involved to pay for what they did.
“I just feel pain right now, to see the mother and father, say goodbye, they didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye to their son, its just heartbreaking,” Jenkins said.
McIntyre had a lengthy criminal record ranging from the possession of heroin and marijuana, to assault charges.
McIntyre lived on Manley Road, right around the corner from the Creekwood community.
His mother and father immediately left the crime scene after the coroner picked up his body.
Over night, shots were fired right around the corner from Creekwood. A twenty-year-old man was shot in the leg on his front porch. Residents we spoke with believe the two incidents may be related.
Detectives are looking for information on who may have killed Delvin McIntyre. Anyone who knows anything is asked to call Wilmington police at 343-3600. Anonymous tips can also be made via Text-a-Tip. Text “tip 708” and the message to crimes (274637).