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Victim Found Shot Dead Between Two Cars. His Alleged Killer Is Behind Bars, But The Motive Is Unknown.

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Source: Wilmington police; MEGA

Jun. 30 2022, Published 11:19 a.m. ET

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A man was shot to death in North Carolina, but why remains a mystery even as a suspect is taken into custody.

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This week, police in Wilmington, North Carolina, announced they arrested Malik Delquan Jones, 25, on first-degree murder and other charges. He is currently being held without bond in a North Carolina jail.

Around 10:45 p.m. on June 25, police responded to a street for a reported shooting.

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When officers arrived, they found 20-year-old Jakai Dekine lying face down between two vehicles, police said. He was shot and died at the scene.

Police investigated and identified Jones as a suspect in the killing.

But authorities have not released a motive in the case.

“We are thankful for the dedication and the collaborative efforts of our officers in making this arrest. I also want to thank our community for their continued support,” said Chief Donny Williams.

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