Havelock man charged with firing gun in Jacksonville

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Desmond Hill, of Havelock, has been charged with discharging a firearm within Jacksonville city limits.

Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:49 AM.

A Havelock man was arrested on Tuesday after police responded to a call of shots being fired at a mobile home near Lejeune Boulevard.

Desmond Hill, 21, of Glen Drive in Havelock, was charged by the Jacksonville Police Department with discharging a firearm within the city limits and resisting, delay or obstructing a police officer. He is being held under a $1,000 secured bond at the Onslow County jail.

Capt. Patricia Driggers, spokesperson for the Jacksonville Police Department, said officers were called to the mobile home at 336 Helen St. at about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Investigators believe the incident was accidental, Driggers said, but added that the case was still under investigation.

Driggers said one person was injured during the incident but did not suffer any serious injuries. The alleged victim was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, she said.

Adelina Colbert is a reporter for the Jacksonville Daily News.



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