Police: Injured Woman Now Deemed Shooting Victim, Two Charged

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Wilmington Police have made two arrests in connection with what has now been determined to have been a shooting incident that took place on July 28.

On July 28 at approximately 11:53 p.m., police on proactive patrol in the 700 block of West 5th Street located a 19-year-old woman suffering from a wound sustained during an incident believed to be domestic in nature. She was transported to the hospital in critical but stable condition.

Detective Michael Hayman of the Criminal Investigations Division was assigned to the case, and investigators worked to determine the nature of the injury sustained by the victim.

Through the course of this investigation, police determined that 23-year-old Cecil Williams discharged a firearm, at which time the victim sustained an injury, police said.

On July 30, detectives took Williams into custody without incident. He has been charged with the following offenses:

Attempted Murder (1st Degree)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Tampering with Physical Evidence

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $200,000 cash-only bail.

Police also arrested 19-year-old Jamarr Williams, who has been charged with providing a false statement to law enforcement. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $2,000 secured bail.

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