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Man charged in connection to string of ShotSpotter alerts

March 10, 2016

Wilmington police have arrested a man believed to be responsible for two of the three shootings reported on March 2.

According to Cathryn Lindsay, spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department, officers arrested Rokeem Franklin Dixon, 20, Tuesday night.

Dixon was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and two counts of discharging a firearm from within an enclosure. He was given a $210,000 bond.

Lindsay said Dixon is believed to be responsible for two of the three shootings that triggered ShotSpotter alerts on March 2.

The two shootings took place on South 11th Street. The first one happened in the 1500 block at 11:41 a.m., and the second was reported in the same area around 4:25 p.m. Lindsay said three homes were damaged by bullets between the two shootings.

The third shooting happened in the 1100 block of South 7th Street around 9:24 p.m. Officers responded and found shell casings along the sidewalk and on the road.

No injuries were reported from any of the shootings.

Lindsay said detectives are still investigating the possibility that Dixon is connected to the third shooting.

Fox Wilmington