WILMINGTON — A robbery attempt was thwarted by victims who managed to overpower their attacker and shoot him last night.
According to the Wilmington Police Department, “WPD arrested William Earl Flint Jr, 22, of Weaverville for armed robbery, first degree burglary, second degree kidnapping last night.”
“Units responded to the 500 block of Steamboat Springs Avenue in reference to an armed robbery in progress. The suspect fled prior to officer’s arrival, but the victims were able to describe the man. Victims stated during the robbery, they were able to overpower the suspect and shoot him, WPD said in a press release.
“The suspect fled the apartment on foot, got into a car and drove himself to Cape Fear Hospital for his non-life threatening gunshot wound. Investigators determined the gunshot wound victim was the robbery suspect,” the release concluded.