Law enforcement arrests man suspected of shooting, no injuries

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Wilmington Police Department has arrested two people after a shooting that left no one injured on Sunday, September 11. Although two were arrested, only one is suspected of having fired.

That Sunday, the WPD says a number of people broke into Noel Bozeman’s apartment and were shot by Jordan Ja’Michael Smith as they left. The WPD then alleges that Smith “turned around and shot innocent people in the parking lot.”

The following day, a traffic stop at the 2400 block of Wrightsville Avenue resulted in the arrest of 19-year-old Bozeman and the collection of firearms and marijuana. Bozeman had outstanding warrants because police found drugs during a search of their home, and they were given $75,000 bond.

Law enforcement arrested 21-year-old Jordan Ja’Michael Smith on Tuesday and posted them $150,000 bond. “Smith has been charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of criminal conspiracy, armed to terror of the public and shooting within city limits,” he said. wrote the WPD in a press release.

Chief Donny Williams stressed a ‘tough stance’ against anyone suspected of a gun crime. “…if we have the ability to pursue federal charges in gun violence cases, we will. Our department will continue to seek community assistance to help reduce gun violence in the city. We all need to work together to create a safer community.

“WPD officers are currently working to find out who is responsible for the break-in. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the WPD at 910-343-3609. The public can also use the anonymous Tip 411 app,” the WPD wrote in the press release.

Noel Bozeman, 19 years old(Wilmington NC Police Department)

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